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Hercules Explosive Powder Crate

$ 100.00

Because we firmly believe that every home could use a touch of vintage, we offer a carefully-curated collection of vintage and antique goods known as #domaciFLEA. These items may not always be in perfect condition, but they're sure to satisfy your nostalgic yearnings and peak your sentimental curiosities.

A special formulation of dynamite was patented in 1874 by J.W. Willard, superintendent of the California Powder Works in Santa Cruz, California. He called his invention "Hercules powder", a competitive jab at rival Giant Powder Company which had acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to Alfred Nobel's original dynamite formula. The mythological Hercules was known as a giant slayer. In 1882, thanks to their interlocking ownership interests with the California Powder Works by that time, the DuPont corporation and Laflin & Rand Powder Company acquired the rights to manufacture Hercules powder and incorporated the Hercules Powder Company for that purpose. In 1904, Du Pont dissolved the company as part of its ongoing effort to consolidate the many explosives manufacturers that it controlled under the Du Pont name. In 1911, the United States won a lawsuit that it had brought against the Du Pont corporation under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The U.S. Circuit Court in Delaware found that Du Pont had been operating an unlawful monopoly, and ordered a breakup of its explosives and gunpowder manufacturing business. The breakup resulted in the creation of two new companies in 1912, Atlas Powder Company and Hercules Powder Company. Atlas received the explosives manufacturing portion of Du Pont's business (including the facilities acquired from the Giant Powder Company), while Hercules received the gunpowder portion.

This vintage explosives crate from Hercules Powder, featuring dovetail construction and amazing period graphics and fonts, was used for shipping 50 lbs of Gelamite 1-X, a semigelatin high explosive commonly used in underground mining, quarrying, and construction. It would make a great storage piece for your home. Place it in a corner of your den to house blankets and throw pillows. Use it in the pantry to organize dry goods. Or place it next to your record player to keep your vintage vinyl accessible and easy to flip through. The possibilities are practically endless.

  • Materials: Wood
  • Finish: Natural, Black
  • Approximate Dimensions: 7.25"H x 17.75"W x 13.5"D
  • Condition: This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as as-is

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  • In-stock items usually arrive within 7-10 buisness days.

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  • Due to the item's vintage nature, this item is non-refundable.

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At Domaci, we strive to deliver your purchase with excellent service and flexibility to all 48 contiguous US states and the District of Columbia, every time. That's what we call, quality home furnishings without borders. For information and clarification or to receive a custom delivery quote please contact us at (484) 212-5610 or email at prior to placing your order.

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