Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company depicts the eastern hemisphere of the earth with an inset of a plant as well as a stylized plant overlaid on top of the earth. A paragraph below the illustration states how the production of toxaphene has extended beyond the United States to England. This advertisement appeared in World Crops.
Originally trademarked by the Hercules Powder Company, Toxaphene was a synthetic organic insecticide toxicant primarily used in agricultural insecticides.
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. “Now Available for World Crops 'Toxaphene' Agricultural Insecticide Base.” 1950 Hercules Advertisements, 1950. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1950. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/br86b451j.
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