Illustrated advertisement for Toxaphene Dusts – Sprays depicting a farmer standing in a farm field with an airplane spraying Toxaphene Dusts – Sprays. Text reads:
Toxaphene dusts and sprays are widely recommended for economical and effective control of many insect pests. Toxaphene has a mild, piney odor pleasing to operators.
Toxaphene formulations can be obtained readily from your local distributor. For best results, use toxaphene insecticides in accordance with the suggestions of your local agricultural authorities.
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. “Aerial Operators Prefer Toxaphene Dusts – Sprays.” 1952 Hercules Advertisements, 1952. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1952. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/ht24wk237.
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