Wisconsin man restores a Keystone Driller that drilled holes for Smith Well Drilling
Bill Smith, who restored this early 1900s Keystone Driller, said he's never seen another one like it. He learned to operate the rig as a boy, and demonstrates its operation annually at a show near his home in Baraboo, Wis.
Bill Smith is shown here with the rig, which can be operated by one man. The rig was company rated to 500 feet.
Experts say detailing like this was common on catalog models. Bill Smith, though, finds the paint job a bit overdone. "I think it looks like a circus wagon," he said.