1943 Ad Hercules Cellulose Acetate Powder Wilmington Delaware Soldier Signal FZ6


This is an original 1943 color print ad for Hercules Cellulose Acetate from the Hercules Powder Company of Wilmington, Delaware. The image shows two sailors lighting a signal in the sea. The caption writes, "The margin between being lost at sea and saved at sea is often a narrow one-- men's lives can depend on the perfect functioning of the projector and flares in the Navy's 'Abandon Ship' signaling kit with which life rafts are equipped..."


This 68+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 12.25 inches; 25 x 31 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, sailor, seamen, Celluplastic Corporation, Nixon Cellulose Acetate Molding Powder, Hercules Acetate Flake, wartime, World War II