– Aluminum alloy used in making ZERO Halliburton travel cases. – A chemical treatment to the aluminum surface to prevent corrosion. Color addition is also part of the anodize process. – Mechanically polishing the surface in preparation for anodizing. Two finishes are utilized: satin brush (ie. Silver cases) and mirror polished (ie. Polished Gold). – A hardware or “lip” fitting on the shells consisting of a male and female portion. When lined with neoprene gasket seal prevents dust and moisture […]
The heating process immediately follows the deep draw process. Called heat treat, this process is critical in making sure ZERO Halliburton shells reach maximum quality hardness and structural rigidity. Heat treat is a two-stage process. 1. the shells are heated to over 900 degrees for nearly 30 minutes. 2. then they are quenched or sprayed using cold water. This heating-quenching process shifts the aluminum molecular state from a soft state when the aluminum can be formed or drawn to a […]
A federal investigator writes this about his ZERO Halliburton attache case. “While engaged in my investigative duties I placed my Black Pearl attache next to the vehicle, in which I was riding. Parked on the sidewalk, the driver got in to drive the vehicle off the curb, when for some unknown reason the car stopped. Having forgotten where I had placed my briefcase, I was shocked to discover it was my attache lodged between the vehicle frame and the street. […]
- in 1969 A ZERO Halliburton case was provided to NASA to carry back the moon rocks and sand with Apollo 11. The case was not much different from common edition.
This artwork is by Larry Janoff, and the title is “Bearly Remembers”. Larry Janoff Official Site
I have been traveling with ZERO Halliburton bags worldwide for almost 34 years. In my book, they are the best bags ever made – – by far. Enclosed is a photo of one of my ZERO Halliburton luggage being transported by motorcycle during a recent trip to a remote section of Central China. I thought you might find it interesting. Cordially, Buddy Thomas Senior Vice President Southwestern Petroleum Corporation – 1998
- Reported by Mynga Vo of Bentley’s Luggage “I once sold a 3-inch ZERO Halliburton case to a music entertainer who worked in Hollywood, his name was Roy Rogers. He wanted the best case we had to carry his business papers and music. He wrote me several weeks later thanking me for my service and praise for the case.”
I purchased my ZERO Halliburton three suiter in the Spring of 1950. It has traveled 481,794 miles by train, plane, taxi, bus, private and company cars, oil tanker and piggyback in 177 cities in 39 states in the United States including Hawaii, 65 cities/towns/villages in 18 countries including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, England and Scotland. The furthest South was Tierra del Fuego, Chile. Crossing the Straits of Magellan from Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego, the cutter could […]
For the past 19 years, I’ve had the opportunity to take advantage of your standard aluminum cases in a variety of ways. As a professional photographer, I employed your cases for many years and countless assignments, without incident. In 1980, as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department, I again put to use your cases to protect my camera equipment night after night on the streets of L.A. For the past seven years, I worked as a Detective, assigned […]
I am delighted for the opportunity to tell about my “battered baggage.” This vintage Halliburton was a major part of my trusseau fifty years ago. This aluminum luggage came on the market just about then. As worn as it is, I could never part with it. This well-traveled luggage was purchased at San Antonio Trunk Company for what seemed a considerable sum. I never dreamed it would become so important. Through the years, this bag was used for every trip […]
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