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Photograph of new atomic-hydrogen welding process, Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1929

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whh000328
Title
Photograph of new atomic-hydrogen welding process, Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1929
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Description
Transcribed from press release attached to back of photo: "PENETRATES EARTH 16,000 FEET A surface approaching the hardness of the diamond is applied by a new atomic-hydrogen welding process to the teeth of a rock bit drill at the Hughes Tool Company plant in Houston, Texas, owned by Howard Hughes, noted aircraft designer-flyer. The first Hughes rock bit revolutionized oil drilling practices in this nation several decades ago, making possible recovery of oil beneath hard rock formations at great depths. Most recent models have penetrated the earth below 16,000 feet. Hughes drills are used in 50 foreign countries. NOTE: The atomic-hydrogen process differs from other arc-welding processes in that the arc is formed between two electrodes, rather than one electrode and the work." The patent on the atomic-hydrogen process was awarded October 29, 1929.
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Image ID: 0321 0330
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Date
1929
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This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
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Conversion Specifications
Original material scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A software
Master File Creation Date
2012-09-06
Master File Extent
4918 x 5884 pixels; 8.197 x 9.807 inches; 82,700,000 bytes
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image/tiff
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
31 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi ; 600
 

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