Explosives Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This end panel of a 1942 DuPont explosives shipping crate bears the company logo and is marked Gelex No. 2. Today DuPont is known for its wide array of industrial and commercial products, but it was founded in 1802 as an explosive manufacturer. The DuPont Gelex in this crate was a semi-gelatinous powder, a type of dynamite sold in the early 20th century.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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