Bigger is Better

Collector hits paydirt with interest in oil field engines

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The original 16-foot diameter wooden band wheel powered by the 20 HP Olin belonging to Steve Cox. The band wheel and Steve’s Olin engine were in use on an oil lease during the late 1800s. The band wheel now belongs to the Wood County Historical Museum near Bowling Green, Ohio, and is part of the operating oil well display at the museum.