Recommended Southern California Oil-related Museums

California Oil Museum - Santa Paula

California Oil Museum cable tool rig with moving parts (but no derrick)

Dummy cable tool worker at well head

West Kern Oil Museum, Taft, CA

West Kern Museum reconstructed cable tool rig (no moving parts)

Rig calf wheel. Note the metal sprocket tug rim.

Kern County Museum, Bakersfield, CA - "Black Gold: The Oil Experience" exhibit

Kern County Museum reconstructed cable tool rig (no moving parts)

This is the calf wheel from the derrick at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield.

This is another view of the calf wheel. Note the sprocket tug rim attached to it.

Olinda Oil Museum and Trail, Brea, CA


The museum includes a hiking trail

Outside exhibits not only include this portable boiler and rig, but a complete jack plant.