Advertisement for Toxaphene, a toxicant manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in pesticides and insecticides. The advertisement is written in Czech and appeared in the Bulgarian journal Svoboda, which translates to "Freedom."
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. “Texaští Pěstitelě Bavlny! Vyplatí Se Vám Prášiti s Toxaphene.” 1949 Hercules Advertisements, 1949. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1949. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/rv042t744.
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