Advertisement for a range of chemicals manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in insecticides, disinfectants, and soaps. This advertisement appeared in the June 1948 issue 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. “How Hercules Creative Chemistry Helps Your Products.” 1948 Hercules Advertisements, 1948. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1948. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/9w032385s.
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