Panoramic views of the Hercules Powder Company's smokeless powder plant in Nitro, West Virginia. The operating area and company town can be seen in this panoramic view. The right hand portion of the upper view shows the employee bungalows to the left with homes of the officials and superintendents to the right.
Hercules Powder Company took over operations of the formerly government-owned smokeless powder plant located in Nitro, West Virginia. This plant produced 625,000 pounds of smokeless powder daily with 30,000 inhabitants living in the company town.
Digitized in entirety, this illustrated work contains photographs and histories of companies that produced munitions for use in World War One. Includes the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Pennsylvania Trojan Powder Company, the Hercules Powder Company, Atlas Powder Company, the Bethlehem Loading Company, the Aetna Explosives Company, and the Butterworth-Judson Corporation. Select company entries include foldout panoramas of their facilities.
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Williams, W. Bradford (William Bradford). “Panoramic View of Hercules Power Company's Smokeless Powder Plant in Nitro, West Virginia.” History of the Manufacture of Explosives for the World War, 1917-1918. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago. Press, 1920. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4q98bao.
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