Advertisement for toxaphene includes tagline "Not all weevils froze..." in bold. Paragraphs below tagline describe how boll weevils can survive cold winters therefore precipitating the need for using toxaphene as an insecticide to control cotton pests. This advertisement appeared in the Louisiana Farm Bureau News.
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. “Not All Weevils Froze...” 1951 Hercules Advertisements, 1951. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1951. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/gf06g351q.
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