Explosives Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
The Trojan Powder Company of Allentown, P.A. was founded around the turn on the 20th century. The development of dynamite, TNT, and other explosives were important for the building of the nation, as well as for its military applications in World War I. Trojan was important for its discovery of Nitrostarch, which was used in grenades and mortar shells.
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referenced business
Trojan Powder Co.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Allentown
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 10 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


Trojan Explosives was back in the 1980's part of International Minerals and Chemical Corp. I worked there for a year before coal strike came on. They have since was bought out by former workers as far as I knew.
"I am interested to know if you have knowledge as to when the Trojan Powder Company went 'out of business'? I have not been able to come to a solid conclusion about this question.Thank you!Harold MillerKansas City, MO."
I am afraid we do not have any detailed information on the Trojan Powder Company.

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