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Ray Jelinek Collection, no. 11 - Oil Drilling Operation

Jan Valentine

Silent | 1950s

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  •  View of oil well 
  •  Machinery involved in oil drilling 
  •  Oil drillers and others talking 
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This 1950s-era film offers a look at the mechanics of a large-scale oil drilling operation, location unknown.

The films of the Ray Jelinek Collection were rescued from a flooded trailer in Galveston after Hurricane Ike. They were donated by Jan Valentine and are permanently housed in the archives at the Alfred R. Neumann Library, University of Houston - Clear Lake.