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Photograph of a worker at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s

Digital ID
whh000419
Title
Photograph of a worker at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s
Group Creator
Description
Press release attached to back of photo: "A roughneck fits a new Hughes Jet bit into the drill collar preparatory to running the drill stem into the hold. In 1953 more than 500,000 rock bits produced by the Hughes Tool Company of Houston, Texas, were used in the United States alone. The invention of the rock bit by Howard R. Hughes, Sr., made it possible to drill far deeper into the earth beyond the shallow oil deposits which are now practically exhausted. Without rotary drilling equipment of this kind the world might revert to a horse and buggy economy."
Source
Image ID: 0321 0445
Original Collection
Date
1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
Graphic Elements (TGM)
DC Type
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
Conversion Specifications
Original material scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A software
Master File Creation Date
2012-09-28
Master File Extent
5923 x 4801 pixels; 9.87 x 8 inches; 85,311,488 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 8
Master File Quality
29 bit color; 600 ppi;
 

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