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Explosives Shipping Crate

Explosives Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained 40% strength Giant Gelatin explosives produced by the Giant Powder Company. The crate is dated June 25, 1951. The explosives were 40% of the strength of full dynamite, and was fume class 1, meaning that the explosives did not give off excessive noxious fumes such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. The crate contained 50 pounds of gelatin.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Atlas Powder Co.
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 7 5/8 in x 11 in; 19.3675 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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