Antique 1920s, Hercules Powder Shipping Crate, Gun Powder Crate

Antique 1920s, Hercules Powder Shipping Crate, Gun Powder Crate


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We have for sale an Antique 1920s Hercules Powder Wood Shipping Crate
Wonderful find this 1920s Hercules Hercomite Gun Powder Crate. Crate is in amazing condition for age with nice clear graphic on all four sides, the crate has strong dovetail corner construction and tongue and groove joints on sides and bottom. This is an original crate from the 1920s.
Hercomite is gun powder and the name is a trademark of Hercules Powder Company, it was trademarked on November 15, 1920.

Crate is marked on both long sides
Hercules Powder
High Explosives Dangerous

One end is marked
50LB. 4-Bags
65% Strength

Other end is marked
Hercules Powder
with LOGO

In the early 1900s Du Pont was the giant in explosives and gun powder monopolizing the industry. In 1911 Du Pont Company was court ordered to breakup its monopoly of explosives and gunpowder manufacturing business. The breakup resulted in the creation of two new companies in 1912, Atlas Powder Company took explosives manufacturing portion and Hercules Powder Company took the gunpowder portion of the business.

Found in Custer South Dakota
Circa, 1920s
Marked, Hercules Powder
Measure, 10.5" high, 17.75" wide, 12" depth. Weighs 6.9 pounds.
Condition; nice vintage condition, wood is dry and some separation as shown. AS Found.
Please see all pictures as they are part of the description.

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Sku# 3941
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