General view of an exhibition display depicting steps in the manufacture of Toxaphene, a synthetic organic insecticide toxicant manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company.
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. “National 4-H Entomology Program Exhibition Display (circa 1950s),” 1950–1959. Photographs from the Records & Ephemera of Hercules Incorporated, Box 27, Folder 47. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/fhx7pe8.
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