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Background imageDrilling Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background imageDrilling Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imageDrilling Collection: Oil rig Dixilyn Field 97, 110 miles off Lands End, Cornwall

Oil rig Dixilyn Field 97, 110 miles off Lands End, Cornwall, with a supply boat in the foreground. DF97 was formally known as the Venture 2

Background imageDrilling Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imageDrilling Collection: Drilling rigs - Churchyard - Kilgore, Texas, USA

Drilling rigs - Churchyard - Kilgore, Texas, USA
" Oil be Damned!" Kilgore, Texas - drilling oilwells in a churchyard! Date: circa 1940

Background imageDrilling Collection: Coal Mining Operations

Coal Mining Operations
Mining operations, drilling and boring, showing equipment and cross-section of mine. Date: 19th century

Background imageDrilling Collection: Gold Mining Statue

Gold Mining Statue
The famous Gold Mining Statue, Johannesburg, South Africa, depicting 3 men - 2 black and 1 white, drilling a rock face, a bronze sculpture by David McGregor, 1960. Date: 1960

Background imageDrilling Collection: Jealousy by H. M. Bateman

Jealousy by H. M. Bateman
A dental patient sits prone in a the dentists chair with his mouth wide open while his dentist is momentarily distracted by the sight of workmen with much bigger drills across the road

Background imageDrilling Collection: Dendrocopos major, great spotted woodpecker

Dendrocopos major, great spotted woodpecker
Plate 26 from William MacGillivrays Watercolour drawings of British Animals (1831-1841)

Background imageDrilling Collection: Miners drilling holes in a two foot seam early 1900s

Miners drilling holes in a two foot seam early 1900s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Drillin hole in a two foot coal seam

Drillin hole in a two foot coal seam

Background imageDrilling Collection: Coal miners drilling holes with a mechanised drill

Coal miners drilling holes with a mechanised drill early 1900s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Machine hole drilling in a coal mine

Machine hole drilling in a coal mine

Background imageDrilling Collection: WW1 London Scottish Soldiers drilling

WW1 London Scottish Soldiers drilling Date: circa 1916

Background imageDrilling Collection: Boys drilling on deck, Training Ship Exmouth, early 1900s

Boys drilling on deck, Training Ship Exmouth, early 1900s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Sailors drilling at Shotley Barracks, early 1900s

Sailors drilling at Shotley Barracks, early 1900s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Women's Battalion of Death, Russia, WW1

Women's Battalion of Death, Russia, WW1
Women who have enlisted in the Women's Battalion of Death, Russia, to fight alongside the men during the First World War

Background imageDrilling Collection: Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile uniform 1913

Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile uniform 1913
Front cover showing two German Princesses in Military uniform. (Left) Princess Victoria Louise (1892 - 1980), the only daughter and the last child of German Emperor Wilhelm II

Background imageDrilling Collection: First British Built Construction Southampton

First British Built Construction Southampton
first, british, built, construction, southampton, docks, orient, explorer, 1959, borneo, 1958, oil, drilling, platform, industry, history, historical, 10513466

Background imageDrilling Collection: Orient Explorer oil drilling platform

Orient Explorer oil drilling platform
The Orient Explorer, the first British-built oil drilling platform, constructed in Southampton Docks, pictured shortly before it was towed 9, 200 miles to Labuan in Borneo Date: February 1959

Background imageDrilling Collection: A Civil Guard Parade on a tiered building at their barracks, Spain, 1936

A Civil Guard Parade on a tiered building at their barracks, Spain, 1936. This was deemed a necessary alternative to drilling on the middle of the parade ground

Background imageDrilling Collection: Man at work in an oil rig control room

Man at work in an oil rig control room
Man at work in the control room of an oil rig drilling platform off the coast of Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Workmen on oil rig supply ship off The Lizard, Cornwall

Workmen on oil rig supply ship off The Lizard, Cornwall
Workmen on the supply ship of the oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles south west of The Lizard, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Winchman on oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard

Winchman on oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard
Winchman on the oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles south west of The Lizard, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Anchor of oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard

Anchor of oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard
Man on top of the positioning anchor of the oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles south west of The Lizard, Cornwall, which can be seen in the distance on the right. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard, Cornwall

Oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard, Cornwall
Oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles south west of The Lizard, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Trinidad Oilfield, West Indies

Trinidad Oilfield, West Indies Date: 1910s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Mechanical drills and drilling machines

Mechanical drills and drilling machines. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by J. Farey Jr. from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

Background imageDrilling Collection: America - Americans Drilling

America - Americans Drilling
Americans Colloonists Drilling During The American War of Independence 1775

Background imageDrilling Collection: Three illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine

Three illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine
Three assorted illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine - A phenomenon caused by haze at sea; New invented machine for drilling and hoeing; various items of stonework from a church

Background imageDrilling Collection: Mercedes racing car with unnecessary metal drilled out

Mercedes racing car with unnecessary metal drilled out
How weight is saved by drilling out all unnecessary metal in a Mercedes racing car. 20th century

Background imageDrilling Collection: Kitcheners new recruits, physical drill in Hyde Park, Londo

Kitcheners new recruits, physical drill in Hyde Park, Londo
Kitcheners new recruits doing physical drill in Hyde Park, London. 1914-1918

Background imageDrilling Collection: William Pitt drilling militia at Walmer Castle, when a French invasion was expected

William Pitt drilling militia at Walmer Castle, when a French invasion was expected Date: 1803

Background imageDrilling Collection: Prince Albert drilling - Hyde Park Locomotive Works, Glasgow

Prince Albert drilling - Hyde Park Locomotive Works, Glasgow
December 1919 - Prince Albert (later King George VI - 1895-1952) visits the industrial suburbs of Glasgow, Scotland - pictured here drilling a boiler at the Hyde Park Locomotive Works. Date: 1919

Background imageDrilling Collection: Oil in Dorset

Oil in Dorset
Night photograph of the 80 ft high B.P. Exploration Companys drilling rig near Kimmeridge in Dorset where a show of oil had been encountered at a depth of about 1800 feet in limestone in

Background imageDrilling Collection: Oil cars at shipping station, Bakersfield, Kern County, USA

Oil cars at shipping station, Bakersfield, Kern County, USA
Oil cars at Southern Pacific shipping station, Bakersfield, Kern County, USA. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Sikorsky S-58, N886, of World Wide Air Services

Sikorsky S-58, N886, of World Wide Air Services being used to transport drilling rigs and equipment to Sireru, Papua, for British Patroleum

Background imageDrilling Collection: Romania - Bustenari - Oil Rigs

Romania - Bustenari - Oil Rigs Date: circa 1908

Background imageDrilling Collection: Deep sea diver in diving bell, off The Lizard, Cornwall

Deep sea diver in diving bell, off The Lizard, Cornwall
Deep sea diver in a diving bell, preparing to descend to examine oil drilling equipment below the oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles south west of The Lizard, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard, Cornwall

Oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles off The Lizard, Cornwall
Oil rig Atlantic I, 38 miles south west of The Lizard, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: The Ancient English Musket & Halbert Exercise

The Ancient English Musket & Halbert Exercise, Plate 3. 1794

Background imageDrilling Collection: Anti-nuclear power demonstration, Gwithian, Cornwall

Anti-nuclear power demonstration, Gwithian, Cornwall
Anti-nuclear power demonstration at Gwithian, Cornwall, with a CEGB drilling rig and site office in the background. Date: 1970s

Background imageDrilling Collection: Mining. Drilling with a jackhammer. Diorama. Deutsches Muse

Mining. Drilling with a jackhammer. Diorama. Deutsches Muse
History. Mining. Drilling with a jackhammer. Diorama. Deutsches Museum (Museum of Science and Technology). Munich. Germany

Background imageDrilling Collection: Circassians drilling

Circassians drilling, natives of Circassia, who were displaced in the course of the Russian conquest of the Caucasus in the 19th century Date: 1913

Background imageDrilling Collection: And no wonder! H. M. Bateman cartoon

And no wonder! H. M. Bateman cartoon
" And no wonder! THE DEAR OLD LADY (as the recruits march by): Dear me, how the fine weather does bring the young fellows out to be sure

Background imageDrilling Collection: Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran

Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran
A group of Iranian firefighters practising the swift deployment of the hose from their engine at the Abadan oilfield, Iran

Background imageDrilling Collection: Boys Drilling, Training Ship, Exmouth, Grays, Essex

Boys Drilling, Training Ship, Exmouth, Grays, Essex
Boys at drill on the Training Ship Exmouth, operated from 1876 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board on the River Thames off Grays, Essex

Background imageDrilling Collection: Bench 30 at Abadan

Bench 30 at Abadan
Abadan is a city on Abadan Island in the Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran, close to the border with Iraq. Rich oil fields were discovered in the area in the early 20th century



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