Advertisement for explosives manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in construction, mining, and prospecting, among other applications. The advertisement details how Hercules explosives are used to in geophysical prospecting to aid in the identification of oil wells and pipe line construction.
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. “Explosives Bring the Oil Fields to You.” 1930 Hercules Advertisements, 1930. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1930. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/ns0646795.
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