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Early days of oil

Paul H. Giddens

Early days of oil

a pictorial history of the beginnings of the industry in Pennsylvania

by Paul H. Giddens

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Published by Peter Smith by permission of Princeton University Press in Gloucester, Mass .
Written in English


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First published 1948.

StatementPaul H. Giddens.
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Open LibraryOL21879806M


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