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Item Number 109041 Item Type Archive
Item Name document Quantity of Item 1
Classification Emigration and Overseas Influence Associated Date 1918-1926
Description 1 file: American Shales - Technical Data. Concerns background information on the shale oil industry in the western United States. Includes an article, from The Mountain States Mineral Age May 1926, by M I Ingerson entitled Economic Status of Kentucky Oil Shale; an article, from Mechanical Engineering July 1926, by G W Wallace entitled Development of the Shale Oil Industry in California; comment on Colorado shale by E M Bailey, Chief Chemist at Middleton Hall; notes, dated 3 June 1926, on a report by W W Van Ness on Columbia Oil Shale and Refining Company's Property from August 1925; sample analyses; flow sheet outlining the methods of separating the less volatile constituents of petroleum; diagrams of extractor and topping still; a memorandum on samples of Rocky Mountain Shale collected in 1918; notes on oil shales on the States of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada from December 1918, which also includes general comment on the future of the American petroleum industry; correspondence addressed to Bell and Fraser from September 1922 about the progress of a visit by Scottish Oils staff to the United States.
Institution BP Archive
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Scottish Oils Ltd
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Associated People
Fraser, William (Junior)
Bailey, Edwin M