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Technological Innovation and Persistence in the Ontario Oilfields: Some Evidence from Industrial Archaeology

Dianne Newell
World Archaeology
Vol. 15, No. 2, Industrial Archaeology (Oct., 1983), pp. 184-195
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/124651
Page Count: 12
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Abstract

Latest technologies may not always be applicable to local situations. Pumping methods on the low-yield Ontario oilfields are described to illustrate the persistence of a relatively primitive technology where there was no clear economic advantage in increasing the rate of flow. The same techniques are shown to have been in use in Europe in the seventeenth century, if not before.

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