A brochure describing the ways in which the Hercules Powder Company has assisted chemical manufacturers to improve either their products or processing methods. Discusses Hercules resins, post-graduate training programs, thermoplastics, and rosins. Illustrated with a series of colorful cartoons. Includes anti-black imagery depicting a minstrel show scene with a blackface performer.
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. “Cues and Clues for Improved Products and Processes.” 1946 Hercules Advertisements, 1946. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1946. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/2z3ht7h.
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