1905 Austin Well Water Rig

From A to Z: Austin Well Water Rig, manufactured by Austin Manufactuing Co., Chicago
By Gas Engine Magazine
December 2012/January 2013

A 1905 Well Water Rig made by Austin Mfg. Co. and owned by Bill Doughty. 
Photo By Bill Doughty

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Company: Austin Manufacturing Co., Chicago
Model: Austin Well Water Rig
Year: 1905
Additional info: This rig sold new for $750 and included tools for drilling; thousands were sold. This piece was used in the oilfields of the northern Montana towns of Kevin and Oilmont.

Owner: Bill Doughty
1028 2nd North
Shelby, MT 59474

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