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    • Bert Paup's spring

    • Springs;
    • 200 feet to the right of Squash Spring is Bert Paup's spring with roof where he gets his water. Various other springs are on his and adjacent properties in the area. Water from the springs form a brook, which becomes the Eastern Brandywine River...
    • The CP Book [1906]

    • Catalogs; Products and packaging;
    • "A comprehensive guide to the intelligent selection and use of Milady's Toilet Articles and other Household Necessities"
    • Flash Wall

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    • "A rest house for workmen, and where powder cars would be temporarily halted between operations, was located on lower side of embankment now circled by road turn-around for vehicles. It was a long narrow wooden structure following course of the...
    • Hydro-Electric Plant

    • Power plants; Foundations;
    • "According to Edward L. Bader this plant was constructed in 1891-92 by Francis Gurney and Alfred I. du Pont; however, date is given as 1898 in Allan J. Henry, ed., Life of Alexis I. du Pont, II, p. 34. It was a two-story frame building with three...
    • Site of Composition House

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "Built early in the development of the plant, but no certain date assignable; probably in 1807 after the destruction of the original mixing house in that year. Damaged in other explosions and destroyed in that of 1890. Rebuilt afterward, and...
    • Coal Mill - Site and Remains

    • Mills; Foundations;
    • "Built sometime before 1834, this building was both a sulphur and charcoal pulverizing mill. It was a large stone building valued at $3000 in 1834, and was also known as the dust mill, partly on account of the dust it created. At a later date it...
    • Blacksmith Shop and Storehouse Site

    • Forge shops; Storage facilities; Foundries; Dwellings;
    • "It is not known when the stone blacksmith's shop was built, but it was in existence on the present site in 1834, when it was valued at $1000. At that time part of the building was an iron shop, part a foundry. It was originally much larger than it...
    • Gearing

    • Gearing; Mills;
    • "Located in race between EM-8 and 10. These gears were part of the turbines which supplied power to adjacent mills, and possibly by shafting to other buildings."
    • Eleutherian Mills Historical Library

    • Libraries;
    • "The Eleutherian Mills Historical Library, dedicated on October 7, 1961, represents the merger of the Longwood Library and the Hagley Museum Library, and as such, was created as a center for scholarly research in the industrial and business history...
    • Keg Mill Area

    • Mills; Sites;
    • "The keg mill was begun in 1838 when $2000 was spent on its construction. A freshet of February, 1839 threw down the walls, but it was finally finished later in that year, and began to make wooden kegs for gunpowder. A mill seat was constructed...
    • Dust Mill

    • Mills; Ordnance industry;
    • "This building is on or near the site of the original stamping mill of 1802-3. It may have had a flash wall added to it in the mid-19th century. No record was found of its modification from stamping mill to other uses, but an interview reports a...
    • Oil Storage House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "This stone building was an oil storage house and utility building. It has been commonly, but mistakenly, known since 1952 as the "change house." There is no evidence that it was ever the change house, and there is good evidence that building H-43...
    • Site of Unidentified Building

    • Benches; Sculpture;
    • "This structure is shown only on the 1903 retracing of a late 19th-century map. No other references have been found. It may be the 'old hexagonal press room' and its associated engine room referred to in connection with the 1890 explosion, but...
    • Press House

    • Garages; Ordnance industry; Gunpowder;
    • "This was a press house that was built after 1834 and before 1847. Most of the information concerning this building relates to the occasions upon which it exploded, which were frequent. It had three stone walls, and a wooden front and roof. On...
    • Storage Shed

    • Storage facilities; Sheds;
    • "Unknown. Maps of the early 20th century show a stone structure of somewhat larger size, and in three sections, on or near this site. It is thought that the existing structure is one section of the larger original one, the other two sections having...
    • Nylon manufacturing

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    • A 40" centrifuge is used to separate crude adipic acid crystals from diamine sulphate and other liquid components from waste nylon. This is a scene in the new Nylon Reclamation Unit in the DuPont nylon plant at Seaford, Delaware.
    • Ball grinding machine

    • Dyeing
    • A ball grinding machine used for grinding pigments for inks. The pigment is placed in the jar with the stainless steel balls and the jar is then clamped in the machine and revolved for a number of hours to obtain a fine grinding. The ball grinding...
    • Belle Works

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    • A battery of compressor at the DuPont Companys Belle WV Works where ammonia and other products are made by high pressure synthesis. These products include intermediates for nylon; urea for fertilizers, cattle feeds, medicinals, adhesives and...
    • Testing for moisture

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    • A chemical test at the DuPont Company's Eastern Laboratory in Gibbstown New Jersey determines moisture content in dynamite ingredients. Here a chemist boils a sample with carbon tetrachloride and measures the amount of water. At Eastern Laboratory,...

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