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Photograph of a drill bit at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s

Digital ID
whh000429
Title
Photograph of a drill bit at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s
Description
Transcribed from attached press release: "LITTLE BIT Only an inch and a quarter in diameter, this "microbit" enables engineers at the Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, to estimate the performance of full-size bits for the oil drilling industry. The company operates the largest testing laboratory of its kind anywhere in the world and produces thousands of rock bits necessary to drill deeper and deeper as the world's shallow oil wells have become exhausted. Howard Hughes terms the Hughes Tool company the "keystone" of his industrial empire."
Source
Image ID: 0321 0453
Original Collection
Date
1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
Graphic Elements (TGM)
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Genre (TGM)
Rights
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
Digital Collection
Master File Creation Date
2012-09-29
Master File Extent
4814 x 5767 pixels; 8.023 x 9.612 inches; 83,287,894 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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