1930s Hercules Powder Wood Shipping Crate, Gun Powder Crate

$169.00

1930s Hercules Powder Wood Shipping Crate
Wonderful find this 1930s Hercules Hercomite Gun Powder Crate. Crate is in amazing condition for age with nice clear graphics on all four sides. This is an original crate from the 1920-30s.
Hercomite is gun powder, and the name is a trademark of Hercules Powder Company, it was trademarked on November 15, 1920.

History,
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 break up 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.

Circa, 1920-30s
Measures, O.D.18½” x 11¼” x 10 ½” tall.
I.D. 16¾” x 10½” x 10¼” depth.
Condition, Wonderful with nice patina color. No Lid.
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