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Explosive Powder Shipping Crate

Explosive Powder Shipping Crate

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Description (Brief)
This end panel of a 1934 DuPont explosives shipping crate bears the company logo and is marked 50 LBS./Stumping Powder/20% Strength. Today DuPont is known for its wide array of industrial and commercial products, but it was founded in 1802 as an explosive manufacturer. The DuPont Stumping Powder was low-grade dynamite, 20% of the strength of full dynamite, used to remove stumps from farmland.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 8 in x 12 in; 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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