Explosives Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained Hercules brand explosives powder. The Hercules Powder Company was spun off of the Dupont Corporation in 1912 as a result of the federal antitrust case. Hercules Powder was well known for its production of smokeless powders, and manufactured the powder for a variety of ammunitions. There is an illustration of the mythical character of Hercules on the crate side, with his iconographic club and lion skin.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Hercules Powder Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 9 in x 12 in; 22.86 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.185
catalog number
1979.0441.185
accession number
1979.0441
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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