Photo: Oil rig

Scanned image showing an oil rig .
Scanned image showing an oil rig .
Details
Object number
BXL : 0396
Country

Description

Laying cable at oil well in Lake Maracaibo. Photo caption: Laying cable during a recent electrification scheme at the oil wells on Lake Maracaibo. This cable, which is insulated with polyethylene, was specially designed for the Compania Shell de Venezuela Ltd. by the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. Ltd., Greenwich, The picture shows the cable-laying barge approaching one of the block stations on the lake, with all but a few yards of the cable having been laid. This item is part of the MoDiP BXL collection.
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BXL

Inscriptions

stamped: "The property of BAKELITE LIMITED, 12-18 Grosvenor Gardens, S.W.1 Please acknowledge" (rear)
Dimensions
Width
159mm
Height
215mm
Method
Material
paper