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Maker and Role
Charles Green, Patentee
William Wilson, Jr., Patentee
Green and Wilson’s patent is for “a powder-keg, constructed
of a cylinder of paper, pasteboard, or any equivalent
fabric, connected and inclosed by heads and staves…”
The objective was “the construction of a compact,
strong, and cheap keg or casing for powder…” (Patent Number 140,913)

Wilson and Green, a local Brandywine manufacturer, began making
metal gunpowder kegs for the DuPont Company in the 1850s.
Jul 15 1873
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