Print advertisement for toxaphene produced by Hercules Powder Company depicts a pine tree with paragraphs describing how the use of toxaphene for cotton and other crops utilizes Southern pine trees due to toxaphene being derived from turpentine. This advertisement appeared in AT-FA Journal (American Turpentine Farmers Association).
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. “Toxaphene Helps Turpentine.” 1950 Hercules Advertisements, 1950. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1950. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/kh04dq43c.
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