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DuPont Company promotional items

Accession 1998.298

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company promotional items (Accession 1998.298), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company promotional items
Dates: circa 1930-1970
Accession Number: 1998.298
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. High Explosives Operating Department.
Extent: 5 items
Location: W3-2
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: This small collection consists of five DuPont Company promotional items or giveaways.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

These items are open for research.

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Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. The du Pont’s purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. By 1926 the company officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.

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Scope and Content

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This small collections consists of five DuPont Company promotional items or giveaways, including "Freon" lapel pin, pocket circular slide rule with DuPont Freon Products Division logo (with vinyl pocket case and instruction booklet), plastic card with data for DuPont Freon refrigerants on one side and a lenticular moving picture on the other, pocket magnifier with DuPont Freon cleaning agents logo, and trifold men's leather wallet with "Leading DuPont brands high explosives..." embossed on it.

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Access Points

Advertising.
Ephemera.
Refrigerants.
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