Object Detail


Maker and Role
Harry Van Campen, Patentee
Byron Alford, Assignee
Description
Van Campen's patent "relates to an improved explosive compound to be used for blasting and other purposes, in which nitro-glycerine is combined with other materials to form an explosive that is safe to handle, will not accidentally explode under ordinary circumstances, although it will exert a tremendous force when exploded in the proper manner, and will not leave noxious fumes behind it after explosion." (Patent Number 288,516)
Collection
Rothschild Patent Model Collection
Date
Nov 13 1883
Currently on Display
Yes
Object No
2015.14.3491a-d

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