Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company depicts the eastern hemisphere of the earth with an inset of a cotton plant. Accompanying paragraph states how the production of toxaphene has extended beyond the United States to England. This advertisement appeared in International Edition of Cotton Trade Journal, 1950-1951.
Originally trademarked by the Hercules Powder Company, Toxaphene was a synthetic organic insecticide toxicant primarily used in agricultural insecticides.
Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Inc.) initially specialized in the manufacture of explosives and smokeless powders and subsequently diversified its business to encompass a variety of industrial products, including pine and paper chemicals, synthetics, pigments, polymers, and cellulose.
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Hercules Incorporated. “World-Wide Cotton Insect Control with Toxaphene Insecticides.” 1950 Hercules Advertisements, 1950. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1950. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/2z10wr12x.
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