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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Trojan Powder Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 10 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 24.13 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Allentown
ID Number
1979.0441.339
catalog number
1979.0441.339
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

Comments

"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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