Howard Hughes: Hughes Tool Company Drill Bit


A shining facsimile of a drill bit, modeled after the Hughes Tool Company hard formation rock bit type R-1, was fashioned into a trophy for display, circa 1950.

Digital Creation Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Photograph courtesy of UNLV Special Collections.

Physical Creation Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 1950