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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.
Making Blasting Caps
The film documents the process of making blasting caps and was probably shot at the Pompton Lakes plant in New Jersey of DuPont Company.
Making Blasting Caps film (Accession 1996.243)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Making Blasting Caps film (Accession 1996.243), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
0.728 Mbps, 25 fps
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
1 reel (800 feet) ; sd., b&w ; 16mm (00:23:21:00)
In 1902 the DuPont Company acquired the Smith Electric Fuze Company and some other properties in the Pompton Lakes, New Jersey area. DuPont continued the manufacture of fuses, blasting caps, and other blasting supplies at the plant, adding a shell plant and other facilities. By the end of World War I, some 7,500 people worked at the site. The works diminished in size in the 1920s, concentrating on the manufacturing of commercial blasting supplies.
Explosives industryBlasting--Equipment and suppliesManufacturing processes
Pompton Lakes (N.J.)
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