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Defence Industries Limited - Pouring TNT for trench mortars


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Image
Description:
A black and white photo of pouring TNT for trench mortars at Defence Industries Limited.
Notes:
The three-inch trench mortars were processed on Line 2. The explosive used for the trench mortars was called Amatol, a mixture of ammonium nitrate and tri-nitro toluene (TNT). Both materials were heated to a liquified state before mixing. The Amatol loading was carried out by hand pouring, with temperatures of the liquid explosive controlled to a limit of three degrees. The bulk melt was carried out in a large steam-heated kettle on pivots, with two men in control. The explosive, when cooled, looked not unlike pale brown sugar candy.
Date of Original:
1941-1945
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
P070-000-205
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.85012 Longitude: -79.03288
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Defence Industries Limited - Pouring TNT for trench mortars


A black and white photo of pouring TNT for trench mortars at Defence Industries Limited.