Advertisement for Brisgo, a trademarked depilatory compound manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for the cosmetic removal of hair from hog skin. The advertisement details the varied uses of naval stores past and present, highlighting Hercules' discovery and development of new products and uses. This advertisement appeared in the March 1947 issue of Naval Stores Review.
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. “Then, a Dose for Dobbin...Now, Hair Removal for Hams.” 1947 Hercules Advertisements, 1947. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1947. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/t148fh895.
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