A rotary drilling rig and crew in 1938
The square pipe is the “Kelly” set to be turned by the rotary table in the floor.
The men are leaning against the draworks, which is a giant drum with 1 ½” cable. The cable
Can be seen between the 4th and 5th man. The big tool hanging in the foreground is a “tong”
Which is used to loosen or tighten the drill pipe. The driller, at left, is J.G. Cantrell, then “Sleepy” Hendricks,
“Runt” Schroeder, “Fire D Potts,” and Lester R. Lantz