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Photograph of the Hughes rock drill bit type R-1, circa 1945-1955 A close-up of a hard formation rock bit type R-1, the engineering marvel on which the hughes fortune was founded.
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Photograph of Hughes Tool Company Derrick, Houston Texas, circa 1940s-1950s Transcribed from press release: "HUGHES TEST DERRICK This 118-foot field-size oil derrick tower above a block-long laboratory in Houston, Texas, where the Hughes Tool Company simulates every drilling condition in the world in order to produce tough, long-lasting drill bits...

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