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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Trojan Powder Co.
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
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Allentown
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Crate Labels
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

Visitor Comments

4/19/2016 3:44:38 PM
Harold Miller
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 Miller Kansas City, MO.
5/6/2016 11:27:09 AM
Peter Liebhold
I am afraid we do not have any detailed information on the Trojan Powder Company.
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