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.
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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