Explosive Powder Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This end panel of a DuPont explosives shipping crate bears the company’s oval logo and is marked Pacific Northwest Products. Today DuPont is known for its wide array of industrial and commercial products, but it was founded in 1802 as an explosive manufacturer. This crate likely contained stumping powder, as DuPont manufactured a specific brand of explosives for the Pacific Northwest.
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: 8 in x 12 in; 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.197B
catalog number
1979.0441.197B
accession number
1979.0441
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Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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