Re: Hercules 8000g Type 21 Tanks


John Hile <john66h@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Kurt Laughlin" <fleeta@...> wrote:

My guess - based on the origin of the cars and Hercules' business in
printing and paper chemicals - is that they were hauling paper-making
chemicals.
I believe Kurt is on the right track here. From the nice Hercules
company history at
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Hercules-Inc-Company-History.html

"The paper products division began in 1931 with the purchase of Paper
Makers Chemical Corporation, which provided 70 percent of U.S. demand
for the rosin "sizing" used to stiffen paper."


-John Hile

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