OIL FIELD IN HIS GARAGE (Nov, 1954)
OIL FIELD IN HIS GARAGE
Fred Perry, Pittsburgh. Pa., hobbyist, has spent years making this working model of an early 1900 Pennsylvania oil field which stands on a platform in his garage.
Miniature powerhouse supplies jack pumps with power to bring oil from wells to nearby tanks. Pipelines then carry it to the storage tanks.
Here Perry tightens bolt on tiny jack pump with one of the special tools he had to make himself in order to assemble and maintain his oil field.
Storage tank Perry holds is made of cypress, as are derricks, the same as real ones used to be. Wood is squirted with oil to add realistic look.
Close-up shows minute pipelines. Real 82-foot-high derricks took only week to assemble. One of Perry’s four-footers took him a month to make.