Explosive Powder Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This end panel of a 1934 DuPont explosives shipping crate bears the company logo and is marked 50 LBS./Stumping Powder/20% Strength. 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 Stumping Powder was low-grade dynamite, 20% of the strength of full dynamite, used to remove stumps from farmland.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 8 in x 12 in; 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.197A
catalog number
1979.0441.197A
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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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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