Advertisement for Brisgo, a trademarked depilatory compound manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for the cosmetic removal of hair from hog skin. This advertisement appeared in the March 1943 issue of Meat and the March 13, 1943 issue of National Provisioner.
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. “Process Faster...Dehair with Brisgo.” 1943 Hercules Advertisements, 1943. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1943. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/h989r396f.
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