Object Detail


Maker and Role
Harry Van Campen, Patentee
Byron Alford, Assignee
Date
Nov 13 1883
Object Type
Media
Glass, iron, wood
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 2" (8.9 x 5.1cm)
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
Object No
2015.14.3491a-d
Currently on Display
Yes

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