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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Operator at DuPont Company's Chambers Works displaying aerosol bug bombs
The growing variety of handy aerosol bombs is displayed by an operator at the DuPont Company's Chambers Works in Deepwater Point, New Jersey. This man helps to make the Freon fluorinated hydrocarbons that propel various sprays. The bug bomb was acclaimed as one of the most useful new weapons of the last war. Using as a propellant the same fluid that keeps refrigerators cold, the hand bombs efficiently sprayed insect killing chemicals. Now the bombs are used to spray shampoo, shoe polish, paint and a host of other things in a veritable spray gun revolution.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Chemical industryAerosolsMerchandise displaysRefrigerants
Deepwater Point (N.J.)
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341)
Series XII, Box 10, Folder 18 'Use of Freon in Aerosols'
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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