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  American Explosives.jpg - AMERICAN BLASTING CAPS - Red and white American Blasting Caps tin made by American Cyanamid and Chemical Corp, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 100 No. 6 caps, 2 ½ x 2 1/8 x 1 ¾ in. high  (American Cyanamid was founded in 1907 by Frank Washburn, a Cornell-educated civil engineer. Cyanamid is a compound of lime, carbide, and nitrogen that is suitable for use in fertilizer. Washburn had been a consultant to a nitrate operation in Chile and had also built three dams in the southern United States. He bought the North American rights to a new process of extracting nitrogen from the air through use of an electric arc as well as the rights to a new method of binding nitrogen, carbide, and lime. These new methods of producing cyanamid required large amounts of electricity. The first Cyanamid facility was built in Ontario, Canada, its power supplied by Niagara Falls. The first carload of cyanamid rolled out of the plant on December 4, 1909.  Washburn died in 1922 and was succeeded by William Bell. When Bell became head of American Cyanamid in 1922, the company had two principal raw materials: calcium cyanamid and phosphate rock, which were combined to form products for use in agriculture.  Bell grew the products into other areas including the manufacture of cyanide, which had formerly been supplied by Germany.  At the time, cyanide was principally used in the extraction of gold and silver from their ores. American Cyanamid began to manufacture cyanide from cyanamid, thereby broadening its market by supplying mining companies with a necessary chemical.  By 1929, American Cyanamid with 30 subsidiaries was one of the most diversified companies in the chemical industry.  Included in this diversified line of products was the production of blasting caps at least through the 1950s.  American Cyanamid was awarded a number of blasting cap patents including U.S. patent 2215066 for casting blasting cap plug in 1940, U.S. patent 2393221 for blasting cap package in 1946, and Canada patent 427492 for an electric blasting cap delay in 1945.  Today, the American Cyanamid and Chemical Corporation continues as a major multinational giant.)  
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American Explosives | AMERICAN BLASTING CAPS - Red and white American Blasting Caps tin made by American Cyanamid and Chemical Corp, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 100 No. 6 caps, 2 ½ x 2 1/8 x 1 ¾ in. high (American Cyanamid was founded in 1907 by Frank Washburn, a Cornell-educated civil engineer. Cyanamid is a compound of lime, carbide, and nitrogen that is suitable for use in fertilizer. Washburn had been a consultant to a nitrate operation in Chile and had also built three dams in the southern United States. He bought the North American rights to a new process of extracting nitrogen from the air through use of an electric arc as well as the rights to a new method of binding nitrogen, carbide, and lime. These new methods of producing cyanamid required large amounts of electricity. The first Cyanamid facility was built in Ontario, Canada, its power supplied by Niagara Falls. The first carload of cyanamid rolled out of the plant on December 4, 1909. Washburn died in 1922 and was succeeded by William Bell. When Bell became head of American Cyanamid in 1922, the company had two principal raw materials: calcium cyanamid and phosphate rock, which were combined to form products for use in agriculture. Bell grew the products into other areas including the manufacture of cyanide, which had formerly been supplied by Germany. At the time, cyanide was principally used in the extraction of gold and silver from their ores. American Cyanamid began to manufacture cyanide from cyanamid, thereby broadening its market by supplying mining companies with a necessary chemical. By 1929, American Cyanamid with 30 subsidiaries was one of the most diversified companies in the chemical industry. Included in this diversified line of products was the production of blasting caps at least through the 1950s. American Cyanamid was awarded a number of blasting cap patents including U.S. patent 2215066 for casting blasting cap plug in 1940, U.S. patent 2393221 for blasting cap package in 1946, and Canada patent 427492 for an electric blasting cap delay in 1945. Today, the American Cyanamid and Chemical Corporation continues as a major multinational giant.) Download Original Image
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