Advertisement for Hercolyn and other naval stores products manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in paints, coatings, and insecticides. The advertisement depicts a barnacle and details the use of Hercolyn in paints to prevent barnacle growth. This advertisement appeared in several August 1945 issues of Weekly Naval Stores Review.
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. “Find the Rosin in This Picture.” 1945 Hercules Advertisements, 1945. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1945. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/5999n4045.
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