Advertisement for Vinsol, a resin manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in cement and road construction. This advertisement appeared in the March, 1947 issue of Nations Business; the March 1, 1947 issue of Business Week; and the March 3, 1947 issues of Newsweek, the New York Journal of Commerce, the Chicago Journal of Commerce, and the Wall Street Journal.
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. “Problem... Solution Result... [March].” 1947 Hercules Advertisements, 1947. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1947. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/zbt4wxe.
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