Four-page pamphlet advertising Red Dot brand sporting powder manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company. The pamphlet is specifically addressed to participants in the annual Amateur Trapshooting Association (A.T.A.) classic. Notably, the pamphlet was published near the end of World War II and includes several references to the transition from wart to peacetime.
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. “Congratulations to This Year's Winners From...Hercules Red Dot.” 1945 Hercules Advertisements, 1945. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1945. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4m90dw29q.
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