|E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co.
|1951 Ford F-6 Dry Goods Van
|Produced in 1996 by First Gear Replicas for
The Toy Collector Club of America ~ Licensee
The Toy Collector Club of America ordered this truck from
1st Gear Replicas but final approval by TCCA was never given
and production was never scheduled resulting in a
Super Rare One of a Kind Collectible
This Truck is a VERY RARE One-of-a-Kind Production Quality Prototype Sample
|E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
Founded in 1802, originally solely as an explosives manufacturer and gunpowder mill.
By the beginning of the War of 1812, DuPont had become the leading black powder supplier to the U. S. Government.
An era of national development between 1830 and 1860 created greater demand for powder
to blast open coal mines and to build roads, canals and railroads.
During the Civil War, DuPont supplied almost 40 percent of all powder used by the Union army and navy. Despite
increasing diversification, DuPont continued to improve the production processes of high explosives, especially TNT.
The company also bought a controlling interest in firearms and munitions maker Remington Arms in 1933.
During World War II, DuPont once again met military demands for high explosives. The war also launched the company’
s involvement into atomic explosives. Overall, however, a shift in focus to peacetime products like textiles and industrial
chemicals resulted in a dramatic reduction in new explosives production through the 1950s and 1960s. DuPont
discontinued all manufacture of TNT in the early 1970s and dynamite was eclipsed by the company’s new line of water
gel explosives that provided greater safety and reliability.
By the early 1990s, DuPont ceased all explosives production and sold Remington Arms,
ending nearly 200 years of a continuous product line.
|E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. GUNPOWER 1951 Ford DGV Protoptype SAMPLE