Patent Model - Explosive Compound

Maker and role
Harry Van Campen, Patentee
Byron Alford, Assignee
Production date
Nov 13 1883
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Glass, iron, wood
3 1/2 x 2" (8.9 x 5.1cm)
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)
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