Advertisement for Thanite and other toxicants manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in pesticides and insecticides. This advertisement appeared in the May and June 1947 issues of Soap & Sanitary Chemicals.
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. “These People Like Thanite...You'Ll Like Thanite Too!” 1947 Hercules Advertisements, 1947. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1947. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/9593tv76n.
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