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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Large guns such as Cannons; Grenade launchers; Machine guns; Rocket launchers; Siege artillery; Trench mortars; and Warheads.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Mackey papers

Accession: 2295

Bill Mackey (1906-1996) was a chemical engineer and the plant manager of the Technical Division of the Explosives Department of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. His papers consist of a mix of personal and DuPont Company materials documenting his career as an explosives expert.

Dates: 1922-1989

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works historical files

Accession: 2387

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works manufactured high explosive dynamite. The company began as the Repauno Chemical Company on June 7, 1880 founded by Lammot du Pont (1831-1884). Lammot du Pont was a chemist working for the family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which originally produced gunpowder. This collection consists of material for the 100th anniversary of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works.

Dates: 1918-1983; Majority of material found within 1965-1983

Hudson Maxim papers

Accession: 2154

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. The papers consist primarily of Maxim's published and manuscript writings from the period between 1907 and 1926. The writings range in topics: Napoleon, the future of naval and aerial warfare, and social Darwinism and anti-immigration.

Dates: 1861-1926

Trattato de fuochi artificiali da guerra, e del modo della loro construzione, sperimentata ed usata in Napoli

Accession: 0365

The collection consists of a handwritten volume, in Italian, on the construction, testing, and use of ordnance during war in Naples, Italy.

Dates: circa 1793

William Henry, Sr.

Accession: 1209-III.
Scope and Contents:

This series holds William Henry's Revolutionary War papers, when he served as Assistant Commissary General and also Superintendent of Arms and Accoutrements, a position in which he established workshops in various parts of Pennsylvania and directed the making of boots, shoes, hats and firearms. The records include correspondence, accounts, and receipts concerning weapons, shoes, leather, tallow, clothing and recruits.

Dates: 1758-1909

World War One ordinance plants

Accession: 1980-300-VII.
Scope and Contents:

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's World War One ordnance plants (Bethlehem Loading Company) were located in Redington, Pennsylvania, May's Landing, New Jersey ("Belcoville"), and New Castle, Delaware.

Dates: 1786-1966