Hercules powder

an explosive containing nitroglycerin; - used for blasting.

See also: Hercules

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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du Pont de Nemours, Hercules Powder and Atlas Powder, manufactured dynamite and published booklets that touted the many uses of dynamite on the farm.
The Hercules Powder Company and Smith & Wesson refuse to recommend the reloading of this particular number because of this.
He worked for Hercules Powder on rosin-based emsulsifiers for SBR, then helped build the market for Hercules' epichlorohydrin mbber.
The Covington facility started as part of the Hercules Powder Company, an entity acquired by DuPont in the 1880s and spun-off again in 1912.
As powder manufacturers, including DuPont and Hercules Powder Company, resumed commercial production following World War II, they were chasing Hodgdon's success with handloaders, particularly those who were making loads for long range.
"Cockfighting", "Roman Society", "Cabinet Changes", "Drought", "Hercules Powder", "Syria", "Russia", "Food"; these are just a small cross-section of the articles included in this text.
Then in 1902, just as with Bullseye it was switched to the DuPont label and then in 1913 it also became a Hercules powder; and as with Bullseye, it's a double-based powder with 40-percent nitroglycerin content.
Before examining the formation of the Hercules Powder Company in 1912, Dyer and Sicilia offer a fascinating account of the history of the explosives industry, DuPont's role in it, and the legal background of its dissolution.
Hercules Powder said they could pressure test .44 Special cartridges but could not handle the longer case.
Hercules powder canisters are receiving a facelift for 1995.
Keith wrote of spending time with ammunition and firearms manufacturers, "I asked for a commercial version of my heavy .44 Special with Keith 250-grain bullet backed by 18.5 grains of 2400 Hercules powder. I have been urging in many articles and in my books for the past 30 years that such a commercial load be brought out ...