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Photograph of Howard Hughes, circa 1950s Portrait of Howard Hughes.
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Photograph of a replica of the Hughes Tool Company hard formation rock bit type R-1,... A trophy modeled for display after the Hughes Tool Company hard formation rock bit type R-1. The drill bit was the engineering marvel on which the Hughes fortune was founded.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, circa 1940s - 1950s A portrait of Howard Hughes.
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Photograph of an employee testing Hughes Tool Company drill bits, 1950s Transcribed from attachment to photo: "TOUGH TEST - A hard formation drilling test is begun in the big laboratory at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, where any drilling condition found anywhere in the world can be duplicated. Here, where...
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Aerial photograph of one of Hughes' airfields, possibly in Culver City, California, circa 1940s-1950s Aerial view of an unidentified airfield owned by Howard Hughes, possibly in Culver City before it became more developed.
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Photograph of the Hughes Tool Company's hard formation rock bit type R-1, circa 1950s The Hughes Tool Company's hard formation rock bit type R-1 was the engineering marvel on which the Hughes fortune was founded. The bit was invented by Howard Hughes' father.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and film reels, circa 1950s Howard Hughes sits at a desk surrounded by film reels and film equipment.
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Portrait photograph of Howard Hughes, after the XF-11 accident, circa 1947-1950s A portrait of Howard Hughes
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Photograph of interior of an Army Air Forces airplance, circa 1940s-1950s The interior of a plane that was being used by the Army Air Forces to take aerial photographs. The photo has the identification F-23471 A. C. in the bottom right corner.
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Photograph of Army Air Force officer viewing aerial photographs, circa 1940s-1950s An unidentified Army Air Force personnel viewing pictures through a stereoscope. The photograph is labeled 23471 A. C. in the bottom right corner.
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Photograph of Army Air Forces officers, Mitchell Field, New York, circa 1940s - 1950s Transcribed from photo sleeve: "Two unidentified men in the Army Air Forces at the Mosaic Department, 8th Photo Section, in Mitchell Field New York." The photo has the identification 19829 A. C. in the bottom right corner.
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Photograph of Army Air Force officer viewing aerial photographs, circa 1940s-1950s An Army Air Force Compilation Technician at work transferring the pertinent terrain information from the Recto-Blique to the chart. The photograph is labeled C-23471 A. C.
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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 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 Ira C. Eaker giving out an award, circa 1940s-1950s General Ira C. Eaker, the Vice President of Hughes Tool Company and Hughes Aircraft, giving an unidentified man an award.
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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 a jet plane designed by Howard Hughes, circa 1940s-1950s A plane, designed by Howard Hughes, parked on a field with a group of people in the foreground. The plane is numbered, CF-EJO-X, and it is an Avro Canada Jetline.
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Photograph of a worker at Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s 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...
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Photograph of General Eaker, Clifford, and Dutch Kindelberger, attending a banquet, circa 1940s-1950s General Ira C. Eaker (Vice President of Hughes Tool Company and Hughes Aircraft), Clifford, and James Howard 'Dutch' Kindelberger (President and General Manager of North American Aviation).
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Photograph of people and press atttending a banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people attending an unidentified banquet, two press tables present at the left and right of the foreground.
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Photograph of aerial photographic map viewed by Lt Marvin R. Williams and Sgt. Erickson, circa... Sergeant Stanley R. Erickson puts together an aerial photographic map while Lieutenant Marvin R. Williams of Sligo, Pennsylvania looks on. Sergeant Erickson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Erickson of 1922 Bernice Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Erickson...
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Photograph of photographer/cameraman filiming on an airplane, circa 1940s-1950s A Photographer/Cameraman filming during the Operation of Akeley A-1A Motion Picture Camera and use of oxygen equipment in a Beechcraft F-2 Airplane. The photograph is labeled 12212 AC in the lower right corner and was taken by the U....
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Photgraph of people attending an unidentified banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people attending an unidentified banquet, including reporters.
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Photograph of 'Dutch' Kindelberger and others at banquet, circa 1940s - 1950's Seated during a banquet, Clifford, James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger (President and General Manager of North American Aviation), Larsen Warren, Noah Dietrich (Chief Executive Officer of Howard Hughes Corporation 1925-1957), Bowron, Gorss, maybe Rentzel, ?, and General Ira C. Eaker (Vice...
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Portrait photograph of Hughes Tool Company Executive Noah Dietrich, circa 1940s-1950s A portrait photograph of Noah Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer of the Howard Hughes Corporation from 1925-1957.
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Photograph of worker in Hughes Machine Shop, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s The Hughes Laboratory machine shop is devoted to the building of full-scale test models of rock bits, tool and joints and other drilling tools for laboratory and field testing. In connection with the latter, the shop is equipped to...
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Photograph of Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s Men and women in the Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop are devoted to the building of full-scale test models of rock bits, tool joints and other drilling tools for laboratory and field testing. In connection with the latter, the shop...
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Photograph of people attending an unidentified banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people at an unidentified banquet, at far right, Larsen Warren (black frame glasses) is partially visible.
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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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Photograph of people attending an unidentified banquet, circa 1940s-1950s A group of people atending an unidentified banquet.
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Photograph of employee in Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop, Houston, Texas, circa 1940s-1950s The Hughes Laboratory Machine Shop is devoted to the building of full-scale test models of rock bits, tool joints and other drilling tools for laboratory and field testing. In connection with the latter, the shop is equipped to manufacture...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with three unidentified men circa late 1940s/early 1950s Howard Hughes shaking hands with a group of men circa late 1940s/early 1950s.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes standing next to an airplane circa 1940s/1950s A portrait of Howard Hughes standing next to an airplane circa 1940s/1950s. Stamped on back of photo: "Hughes Aircraft Photo."
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Photograph of a corridor, circa 1930s-1950s A black and white image of an unidentified man walking down the corridor of a plane.
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Photograph of an unidentified man and an airplane part, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of an unidentified man standing next to a plane part that was under assembly.
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Photograph of an unidentified man and an airplane part, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of an unidentified man posing with an airplane part.
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Photograph of an airplane part during assembly, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of a plane part during assembly.
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Photograph of an airplane part during assembly, circa 1920s-1950s A black and white image showing an unidentified airplane part during assembly.
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Photograph of an airplane part during assembly, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of an airplane part during assembly.
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Photograph of an unidentified man and an airplane part, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of a plane part during assembly.
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Photograph of an airplane part during assembly, circa 1920s-1950s A black and white image showing an unidentified airplane part during assembly.
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Photograph of an unidentified man and an airplane part, circa 1920s-1950s The black and white view of a plane part during assembly.
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Photograph of a corridor, circa 1920s-1950s A black and white image of an unidentified man walking down the corridor of a plane.
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Photograph of an airplane part during assembly, circa 1920s-1950s A black and white image showing an unidentified airplane part during assembly.
 

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