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Photograph of the exterior of Hughes Research Laboratories, Culver City, California, circa 1940s

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Date
1940 to 1949
Description
The exterior of Hughes Research Laboratories where rock bits were test-drilled in Culver City, California in the 1940s. Transcribed from note taped to back of photo: "Rock bits are test-drilled in the laboratory under conditions that duplicate, as far as is possible in the laboratory, those encountered in actual drilling. As a result, rotational speeds, loads, and fluid volume are closely controlled. The rig operator occupies a splash-proof booth above the 'cellar floor.' The instruments on his control panel provide for application and measurement of variable axial loading on the drilling bit up to 100,000 lbs., variable rotational speeds up to 400 rpm, measurement of bit penetration over a total vertical travel of 5 feet at rates up to 180 ft. per hour, and torque. On the panel, also, are several controls for the operation of mud pump and other accessory equipment."
Digital ID
whh000254
Physical Identifier
0321_0284
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whh000254. Howard Hughes Professional and Aeronautical Photographs, 1916-1997. PH-00321. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d19c6s72b

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Digitized materials: physical originals can be viewed in Special Collections and Archives reading room
Date Digitized
2012-08-09
Extent
5101 x 6171 pixels; 8.50 x 10.29 inches; 90,060,000 byets
Language

English

Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Libraries
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image/tiff