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Photograph of a man working on rock bit drilling pieces at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s

Digital ID
whh000428
Title
Photograph of a man working on rock bit drilling pieces at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s
Description
Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES ROCK BIT PRODUCTION more than 500,000 rock bits produced last year by the Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, for drilling the kind of deep wells which now produce 90 per cent of the world's petroleum. The rock bit was invented by Howard Hughes' father and the resulting business became the cornerstone on which Howard Hughes built his industrial empire. The machinist above is performing an operation on the cones which make up the rotating end of the Hughes rock bit." Transcribed from photo sleeve: "The Kearney and Trecker 4 spindle machine at the Hughes Tool Company in Houston, Texas. Ca. 1950s."
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Source
Image ID: 0321 0451
Original Collection
Date
1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
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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
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
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Master File Creation Date
2012-09-29
Master File Extent
5963 x 4720 pixels; 9.938 x 7.867 inches; 84,436,960 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
24 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale ; 600
 

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