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  Judson Dynamite Box End.JPG - JUDSON DYNAMITE BOX - Judson Dynamite box end off 50# box, 7 1/2 in. H x 8 1/2 in. W, marked THE JUDSON DYNAMITE & POWDER CO. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL., bottom edge marked NO. 2 and 7/8 in. X 8, spots of candle wax, includes box side with red arrow and marked EXPLOSIVE! DANGEROUS! 7 1/2 in. H x 25 in. L, ca. 1890s, found in Colorado mine  (The Judson Dynamite and Powder Company was incorporated in California in 1890 by Egbert Putnam Judson.  At the organizational meeting in January 1891, Edward G. Lukens was elected president and manager of the new company.  Egbert Judson was a key player in the development of the dynamite industry in the US.  Born in Syracuse, NY in 1812, he was trained as a civil engineer.  He moved to California in 1850 joining the Forty-niners and in 1867 he became one of the founders of the Giant Powder Company and the San Francisco Chemical Works.  While at Giant, he patented the “Giant Powder No. 2” dynamite (US patent No. 139,468, June 3, 1873).  A disagreement with Giant Powder led him to form the Judson Dynamite and Powder Company.  An additional Judson dynamite patent No. 420,626 was awarded on Feb. 4, 1890 and was manufactured by the new company.  Judson died in January 1893 in San Francisco.  In April 1904, the DuPont Company purchased all the assets of Judson Dynamite and Powder Company.  The Judson plant located on El Cerrito Hill, half a mile northeast of the town of Fleming Point, CA was operated until August 1905, when the dynamite mixing house exploded and set fire to the other buildings.  The plant was dismantled and the property sold.  Owing to the government intervention into the dissolution of the DuPont Company, the Judson Dynamite and Powder Company wasn’t dissolved until 1912.  See Van Gelder and Schlatter, History of the Explosives Industry in America, pp 681-686)  
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Judson Dynamite Box End | JUDSON DYNAMITE BOX - Judson Dynamite box end off 50# box, 7 1/2 in. H x 8 1/2 in. W, marked THE JUDSON DYNAMITE & POWDER CO. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL., bottom edge marked NO. 2 and 7/8 in. X 8, spots of candle wax, includes box side with red arrow and marked EXPLOSIVE! DANGEROUS! 7 1/2 in. H x 25 in. L, ca. 1890s, found in Colorado mine (The Judson Dynamite and Powder Company was incorporated in California in 1890 by Egbert Putnam Judson. At the organizational meeting in January 1891, Edward G. Lukens was elected president and manager of the new company. Egbert Judson was a key player in the development of the dynamite industry in the US. Born in Syracuse, NY in 1812, he was trained as a civil engineer. He moved to California in 1850 joining the Forty-niners and in 1867 he became one of the founders of the Giant Powder Company and the San Francisco Chemical Works. While at Giant, he patented the “Giant Powder No. 2” dynamite (US patent No. 139,468, June 3, 1873). A disagreement with Giant Powder led him to form the Judson Dynamite and Powder Company. An additional Judson dynamite patent No. 420,626 was awarded on Feb. 4, 1890 and was manufactured by the new company. Judson died in January 1893 in San Francisco. In April 1904, the DuPont Company purchased all the assets of Judson Dynamite and Powder Company. The Judson plant located on El Cerrito Hill, half a mile northeast of the town of Fleming Point, CA was operated until August 1905, when the dynamite mixing house exploded and set fire to the other buildings. The plant was dismantled and the property sold. Owing to the government intervention into the dissolution of the DuPont Company, the Judson Dynamite and Powder Company wasn’t dissolved until 1912. See Van Gelder and Schlatter, History of the Explosives Industry in America, pp 681-686) Download Original Image
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