Print advertisement for Hercules Powder Company. The advertisement shows a globe encircled by lines, with an inset illustration of pine trees at its center. The accompanying text describes Hercules Powder Company's production of chemical materials derived from rosin, "ranging from insecticides to ink, from perfume to paints." This advertisement appeared in Naval Stores Review and Naval Stores Yearbook.
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...World's Largest Buyer and Consumer of Rosin.” 1952 Hercules Advertisements, 1952. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1952. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/75qvvp3.
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