Four-page advertisement detailing various raw materials manufactured and sold the Hercules Powder Company for a range of industrial applications, including resins, insecticides, cellulose, and chlorinated rubber. This advertisement appeared in the November 1939 issues of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry.
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. “Hercules Products for Chemical Progress.” 1939 Hercules Advertisements, 1939. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1939. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4b29b685j.
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