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This Week in Petroleum History, December 25 to December 31

 

December 26, 1905 – Nellie Bly’s Ironclad Patent of the 55-Gallon Metal Barrel

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Nellie Bly was assigned a 1905 patent for the “Metal Barrel” by its inventor, Henry Wehrhahn, who worked at her Iron Clad Manufacturing Company.

Henry Wehrhahn of Brooklyn, New York, received two 1905 patents that would lead to the modern 55-gallon steel drum. He assigned them ...

Source: American Oil & Gas Historical Society