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.
Location
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)
Measurements
crate label: 9 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.150
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.150
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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