MARCH 22, 1922

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p49
The article recounts the invention of the Oil Well Blowout Preventer by well-driller James Abercrombie. Abercrombie began to try to think up something that would prevent a blowout. He kept sketching out a device, a series of pipes and seals. On March 22, 1922, he drew a sketch in the dirt floor of Harry Cameron's machine shop in Houston, Texas.


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