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Howard Hughes personal oak work desk that formerly belonged to Howard, Senior from Hughes Tool Co.

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Howard Hughes personal oak work desk that formerly belonged to Howard, Senior from Hughes Tool Co.
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1. Howard Hughes personal oak work desk that formerly belonged to Howard, Senior from Hughes Tool Co. (ca. early 20th century) Measuring 66 x 43 x 36 in., the vintage oak antique roll top desk features six large drawers and thirteen small interior drawers with cubby storage. Nailed to the left side is a 2-inch oval brass tag reading "Property of Hughes Tool Co. 31572". Hughes moved the desk from Hughes Tool Co. in Houston to his office at 7000 Romaine Street in Hollywood, California. After patenting a roller cutter drill bit for oil drilling rigs, Howard R. Hughes, Sr. founded the Sharp-Hughes Tool Company in 1908 (later renamed Hughes Tool Company in 1915). Hughes Sr. died of a heart attack in 1924, and the younger Howard inherited the majority interest in the company and bought out the remaining shares from relatives. After being legally emancipated at age 18, Howard began using the profits from Hughes Tool to fund his other ventures, including filmmaking, Hughes Aircraft and controlling interest in TWA. Exhibits expected wear and patina, including scattered chips on lower side edges and stains on top. Includes original keys to lock roll top as well as 1 right drawer (1 lock is removed). From the personal collection of Howard Hughes. $4,000 - $6,000