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*John G. Downie
 
*John G. Downie
 
*James D. McAnlis|headquarters = *Fallston, PA. (1882-1887)
 
*James D. McAnlis|headquarters = *Fallston, PA. (1882-1887)
*Beaver Falls, PA. (1887-1959)|defunct = 1959|image2 = Keystoneportable.PNG|caption2 = Keystone Portable Steam Driller Co. shop in Fallston, PA., ca. 1883}}The '''Keystone Drill Company '''was founded on February 2, 1882 by brothers Robert M. and John G. Downie and James D. McAnlis in Fallston, Pennsylvania. It was a successor to '''R. M. Downie & Bro.''', which had been established by the Downie brothers in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in 1879. Its industry was drilling machinery and its headquarters were in Fallston, Pennsylvania (1882-1887) and Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (1887-1959).
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*Beaver Falls, PA. (1887-1959)|defunct = February 10, 1959|image2 = Keystoneportable.PNG|caption2 = Keystone Portable Steam Driller Co. shop in Fallston, PA., ca. 1883}}The '''Keystone Driller Company '''was founded on February 2, 1882 by brothers Robert M. and John G. Downie and James D. McAnlis in Fallston, Pennsylvania. It was a successor to '''R. M. Downie & Bro.''', which had been established by the Downie brothers in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in 1879. Its industry was drilling machinery and its headquarters were in Fallston, Pennsylvania (1882-1887) and Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (1887-1959).
   
The company filed for bankruptcy in 1937 and was reorganized in 1940. In 1952, the firm acquired and merged with the [[Star Drilling Machine Company]]. The plant was shut down in 1959 after being sold to the [[Koehring Company]].
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The company filed for bankruptcy in 1937 and was reorganized in 1940. In 1952, the firm acquired and merged with the [[Star Drilling Machine Company]]. The plant was shut down in 1959 after being sold to the [[Koehring Company]]. Its operations were consolidated with the [[Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company]], a subsidiary of Koehring, in Springfield, Ohio.
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==='''<u>ADDRESSES</u>'''===
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*1927 8th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. (1905-1906)
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*21st Street, Beaver Falls, PA. (1908)
   
 
=== '''<u>PLANTS</u>''' ===
 
=== '''<u>PLANTS</u>''' ===
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Stardrill-Keystone Company (1952-1959)
 
Stardrill-Keystone Company (1952-1959)
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==='''<u>PRODUCTS</u>'''===
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*"Keystone" Driller Tractor
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*"Keystone" Gold Finder
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*Oil & Gas Well Rigs
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*"Perfect" Well Makers
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*Water Well Drills
   
 
=== '''<u>ADVERTISEMENTS</u>''' ===
 
=== '''<u>ADVERTISEMENTS</u>''' ===
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Keystonedriller2.PNG|''The Tradesman'' (Sept. 1, 1902)
File:Keystonedriller.PNG|From the 1905-1906 edition of ''Thomas' Register of American Manufacturers''
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Keystonedriller.PNG|From the 1905-1906 edition of ''Thomas' Register of American Manufacturers''
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Keystonedriller3.PNG|''The Open Shop'' (January 1908)
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Keystonedriller4.PNG|''American Exporter'' (March 1923)
 
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[[Category:Companies founded in 1882]]
 
[[Category:Companies founded in 1882]]
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[[Category:Companies of Pennsylvania]]
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[[Category:Companies of Fallston, PA.]]
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[[Category:Companies of Beaver Falls, PA.]]

Latest revision as of 03:55, 30 July 2021

The Keystone Driller Company was founded on February 2, 1882 by brothers Robert M. and John G. Downie and James D. McAnlis in Fallston, Pennsylvania. It was a successor to R. M. Downie & Bro., which had been established by the Downie brothers in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in 1879. Its industry was drilling machinery and its headquarters were in Fallston, Pennsylvania (1882-1887) and Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (1887-1959).

The company filed for bankruptcy in 1937 and was reorganized in 1940. In 1952, the firm acquired and merged with the Star Drilling Machine Company. The plant was shut down in 1959 after being sold to the Koehring Company. Its operations were consolidated with the Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company, a subsidiary of Koehring, in Springfield, Ohio.

ADDRESSES

  • 1927 8th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. (1905-1906)
  • 21st Street, Beaver Falls, PA. (1908)

PLANTS

  • Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (1887-1959)
  • Carthage, Missouri (1896-1917)
  • Fallston, Pennsylvania (1882-1891)
  • Joplin, Missouri (1917-1951)

COMPANY NAMES

Keystone Portable Steam Driller Company (1882-1891)

Keystone Driller Company (1891-1952)

Stardrill-Keystone Company (1952-1959)

PRODUCTS

  • "Keystone" Driller Tractor
  • "Keystone" Gold Finder
  • Oil & Gas Well Rigs
  • "Perfect" Well Makers
  • Water Well Drills

ADVERTISEMENTS