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Photograph of radar testing at the Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, California, 1959 Engineers test radar equipment at the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1959.
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Aerial photograph of Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, circa early 1960s Aerial view of the airport at Hughes' aircraft plant in Culver City, California. The airport's runway was in operation from 1941 to 1985.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes visiting the Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, July 30, 1938 Howard Hughes (foreground) and S. P. Brown (bending over) examining the new Hughes rock bit head at the Hughes Tool Company plant.
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat wing under construction, Culver City, California, June 1, 1945 View of construction of one of the wings of the Hughes Flying Boat in a hangar at the Hughes Aircraft Company, June 1, 1945. Scaffolding is seen underneath the wing.
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Aerial photograph of the Hughes Aircraft plant, Culver City, California, circa 1960s Aerial view of the Hughes Aircraft Culver City plant, 1960's.
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Aerial photograph of the Hughes Aircraft plant, Tucson, Arizona, 1951 Hughes Aircraft plant in Tucson, Arizona, during construction, 1951.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and employees at the Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, July 30,... Howard Hughes (second from right) and employees, visiting Hughes Tool Company in Houston Texas in 1938.
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Aerial photograph of Terminal Island with the Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... An aerial view of Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor, showing Hughes Aircraft Company and the industrialization of the area.
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Photograph of Hughes Tool Company employees at work, 1951 Employees of Hughes Tool Company at work in 1951.
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Photograph of a wing from the Flying Boat on its way to Terminal Island in... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Aerial photograph of the HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los Angeles Harbor, circa 1947 An aerial view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Aerial view of Hughes Helicopters Division of Summa Corporation, Culver City, California, circa late 1950s Hughes Helicopters Division of Summa Corporation in Culver City, California.
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Photograph of the Howard Hughes operations headquarters, Hollywood, circa 1960s Headquarters and communications center for Howard Hughes operations.
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Aerial photograph of Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1960s Aerial view of the main office and plant of the Hughes Tool Company, in Houston, Texas.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and men at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, July 30,... Howard Hughes (2nd from right) with group of men inside the Hughes Tool Company shop in Houston.
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Photograph of a man working on rock bit drilling pieces at the Hughes Tool... A man working on Hughes rock bit drilling pieces at the Hughes Tool Company in Houston.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and two men, Houston, Texas, July 30, 1938 Howard Hughes (rt.)with two other unidentified men inside the Hughes Tool Co. factory in Houston.
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Photograph of a man working on rock bit drilling pieces at the Hughes Tool... Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES ROCK BIT PRODUCTION more than 500,000 rock bits produced last year by the Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, for drilling the kind of deep wells which now produce 90 per cent of the...
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Photograph of men working in the Hughes Tool Co. factory, Houston, Texas, circa 1950s Men working on Hughes rock drilling bit piece #5411-482 at the Hughes Tool company in Houston, Texas.
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Photograph of a drill bit at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s 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. ...
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Photograph of a man working at the Hughs Tool co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s A man working at the Hughes Tool Company in Houston.
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Photograph of the Hughes Tool Co. Drilling Laboratory, Houston, Texas, circa 1950s 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...
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Photograph of the interior of Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s 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...
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Photograph of men inspecting drill bits at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s Men inspecting drill bits at the Hughes Tool Company in Houston.
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Photograph of a man working at the Hughes Tool Co., Houston, Texas, circa 1950s Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES ROCK BIT TEST In a block-long laboratory at Houston, Texas, the Hughes Tool Company can simulate oil drilling conditions anywhere in the world. Here a Hughes bit is tested on a hard...
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat being towed into the Los Angeles Harbor, November 1,... The Hughes Flying Boat being towed toward Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947. Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and others at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, July 30, 1938 Howard Hughes, N.E. Boehm, and an unidentified man examining machinery in the Hughes Tool Company plant.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes supervising construction of the D-2, Culver City, California, 1943 Howard Hughes (in white shirt) supervises construction of the Hughes D-2 at the Hughes Aircraft Company. in Culver City, California. The D-2 was the prototype of the XF-11.
 

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