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Photograph of the Hughes Tool Co. Drilling Laboratory, Houston, Texas, circa 1950s

Digital ID
whh000430
Title
Photograph of the Hughes Tool Co. Drilling Laboratory, Houston, Texas, circa 1950s
Description
Transcribed from attached press release: "DRILLING LABORATORY The fundamental purpose of all Hughes rock bit research is to improve bit performance. In attaining this improvement it is necessary to balance design with the application of correct metallurgical materials and manufacturing methods. The preliminary proving ground is the Drilling laboratory housed in the main Laboratory building. Its field-size drilling rig, with 118 ft. derrick, was especially designed to test rock bits in a manner simulating oilfield drilling conditions."
Source
Image ID: 0321 0455
Original Collection
Date
1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
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Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
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Master File Creation Date
2012-09-29
Master File Extent
4879 x 5832 pixels; 8.132 x 9.72 inches; 85,363,864 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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Mario Alberto Plascencia 2013-03-10 @ 11:36 PM
Where is the original company at ?
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