For Gunpoweder Save Waste Fat World War II Advertising Poster


Genre: World War II
Artist: Anonymous Artists
Year Printed: c. 1943
Size: 30 x 40
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original poster: For Gunpowder SAVEWASTE FATS Rush them to your meat dealer. Color illustration of a cannon being loaded for firing, with the caption, "Save waste fats for gunpowder." World War, 1939-1945--United States Recycling (Waste, etc.) Fat--Recycling Gunpowder. Housewives and butchers all over the country were mobilized to collect cooking fats for conversion to explosive ingredients. One pound of waste fat equaled 1/10 of a pound of glycerine. 1/10 pound of glycerine equaled 1/5 of a pound of nitroglycerine. 1/5 of a pound of nitroglycerine equaled 1/3 pound of gunpowder. 1/5 of a pound of nitroglycerine equaled ½ pound of dynamite. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professional acid-free conservation mounted and in good condition.

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