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Alfred Bernhard Gallery

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Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and inventor
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and inventor
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Nitroglycerin processing plant, explosives factory, Val Bormida, near Cengio, Italy, 1888
Nitroglycerin processing plant, explosives factory, Val Bormida, near Cengio, Italy, 1888
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Women packing dynamite cartridges, 1888
Women packing dynamite cartridges, 1888
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Alfred Berhard Nobel, c1880s
Alfred Berhard Nobel, c1880s
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Workers at Nobel Explosives Company Limited, Ardeer, Ayrshire, 1884
Workers at Nobel Explosives Company Limited, Ardeer, Ayrshire, 1884
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Nitroglycerin processing plant, explosives factory, Val Bormida, near Cengio, Italy, 1888 Featured Image

Nitroglycerin processing plant, explosives factory, Val Bormida, near Cengio, Italy, 1888

Nitroglycerin processing plant, explosives factory, Val Bormida, near Cengio, north-west Italy, 1888. Nitroglycerin was mixed with Kieselghur (a diatomaceous earth) to produce Dynamite. Patented by Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) in 1867, Dynamite is more a more stable high explosive than gunpowder and nitroclycernin and quickly gained popularity for blasting in mining, tunnelling and quarrying. Because of the instablility of the materials used in its production, earth embankments separate each building and surround the whole complex. The roofs of the buildings were not fixed so that in the event of an explosion the blast would travel vertically rather than horizontally. From La Nature, Paris, 1888

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