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

Digital ID
whh000427
Title
Photograph of the interior of Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s
Description
Transcribed from attached press release: HUGHES TOOL COMPANY Cornerstone of the industrial empire of Howard Hughes is the Hughes Tool Company of Houston, Texas, which last year produced more than half a million rock bits for drilling the kind of deep wells now producing 90 per cent of the world's petroleum. In the company's mechanical testing section (above) engineers test the products under conditions simulating actual drilling. Howard Hughes' father's invention of the rock bit is believed to be one of the most important industrial developments of the century; without such a tool we might still be living in a horse and buggy era."
Source
Image ID: 0321 0454
Original Collection
Date
1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
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Genre (TGM)
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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
Digital Collection
Master File Creation Date
2012-09-29
Master File Extent
5885 X 4602 pixels; 9.808 X 7.67 inches; 81,249,190 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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