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Pulp Keg Mill in the Hagley Yard album

circa 1902-1905
 Collection
Identifier: 1969-093

Abstract

The pulp keg mill was built around 1904 to manufacture an experimental design of black and smokeless powder container made essentially from paper. This album contains photographic prints of the construction of the pulp keg mill in the Hagley Yard of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. near Wilmington, Delaware around 1902 through 1905.

Dates

  • circa 1902-1905

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

General Phsyical Description

1 album (48 photographs) ; 2.5 x 4.25 in. 19 photographic prints : snapshot photographs on loose pages ; 2.5 x 4.25 in.

Historical Note

The pulp keg mill was built around 1904 to manufacture an experimental design of black and smokeless powder container made essentially from paper. The design was a dismal failure, being not moisture proof and also easily crushed in transportation on railroads (as some of the photographs demonstrate). The building burned in 1912 and pulp keg production was abandoned. The structure eventually became part of the DuPont Company's Hall of Records.

Scope and Content

This album contains photographic prints of the construction of the pulp keg mill in the Hagley Yard of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. near Wilmington, Delaware around 1902 through 1905. There are also views of snow removal and stone wall construction in the Lower Yard from around the same period.

Location

GL Box 2

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Pulp Keg Mill in the Hagley Yard album
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400