Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
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- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
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- Framed in a rich mahogany colored polystyrene frame.
- Double matted with a top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat.
- Complete with acrylic glass, a dust cover for the back, a sawtooth hanger and protective wall bumpers.
Unique Framed Gifts uses real United States Postal Service stamps surrounded by printed words that embrace the subject and enhance the work while surrounded by a hunter green top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat. The mahogany colored polystyrene frame comes ready to hang for all to view in an office, den, school or nearly anywhere. A truly unique and perfect gift created for the person, company or organization passionate about the story they closely relate to, while appreciating quality work by dedicated American art framers. Each stamp is pulled by hand and mounted onto the print with a spray glue mount, since most stamps are canceled no two stamps are exactly the same and the product you receive may vary slightly from the product image.
A Glimpse Of The Past Through The Petroleum Engineering Collection - Petroleum Engineering is that branch of engineering concerned with the development and application of manufacturing processes in the petroleum industry. This covers a broad range of specialties with the overriding goal being getting the oil out of the ground and into the tank. Locating the crude oil in the ground is just the beginning of the process. Oil deposits have a way of being located in areas where the extraction presents formidable challenges requiring well thought out methods and procedures to bring the oil to the refinery location. Implicit in this process is that the cost of production be such that the delivered end product is competitive in today's market.This involves extensive measures to prevent any type of environmental degradation. In every step of this chain of production the petroleum engineer is the crucial ingredient that makes the process workable. Petroleum Engineering! Even in 4000 B.C., use of surface asphaltic bitumens was a reality according to inscriptions found in Mesopotamia, now Iraq. Historic evidence includes: Alexander the Great saw and was impressed by the flames of free flowing natural gas emissions from the earth near Kirkuk (Iraq), while in Egypt embalming mummies included the use of asphalt. Marco Polo reported gas and oil seepages near the Caspian Sea in the 1200's. The presence of oil was reported near Santa Barbara, California in 1542 by Juan Rodriguez, a Spanish sailor. The single most important factor that ushered in a growing petroleum industry was the internal combustion engine which was, and is, used chiefly in transportation. By 1903 California was the top oil producer, overtaken by Oklahoma in 1907. By 1920 Texas took over the lead with major finds in East Texas in 1930. Another major oil find was Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 1967, with the subsequent Alaskan Oil Pipeline. The Alaskan find made the Alaska Purchase of 1862 of great importance to the United States. Significant oil is produced in many parts of Canada also.The development of the oil industry in the United States was helped by a number of well known personalities: Andrew Mellon, who invested in the oil industry, namely Gulf Oil Corporation, had a knack of recognizing industries with great potential growth. Whether or not Henry Ford foresaw such a huge growth industry with his automobile and truck developments, the impact is unprecedented. George Washington Carver, who spent his life as a "chemurgist" and agricultural experimenter, worked with Henry Ford attempting to develop synthetic rubber tires. His work was the beginning of modern chemistry, with its explosion of oil based chemicals and the everpresent plastic. The oil industry is very involved in the very fabric of our daily lives. OIL! Actual use of oil residues occurred near Nacogdoches, Texas in 1543 when survivors of the De Soto expedition used oil seepages to repair their boats. In more recent history, the formation of the first American oil company, the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, was a direct result of the invention of the kerosene lantern in 1854. The very first production petroleum well was the Drake well near Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859, which eventually included a two inch pipeline running about a mile to the first refinery. Meanwhile, in 1857 the first oil in Europe was discovered in Romania, which continues as an important oil producer. Our modern world literally runs on petroleum and the products made of petroleum. Little noted is the fact that more than any other development, the petroleum industry has been responsible for our unparalleled personal freedom in today's society.