Edwin Drake designs a well that kick starts the oil industry but doesn’t patent his design

Edwin Drake designs a well that kick starts the oil industry but doesn’t patent his design

  Forget JR or Bobby Ewing from Dallas – forget JD Rockerfeller even, because the oil industry has its humble beginnings way back in 1859 by way of the dogged determination and chance success of an ex-railroad conductor called Edwin Drake. Drake was responsible for drilling the first oil well for commercial use in Titus,…

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