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His second important invention, dynamite, facilitated the transport and handling of nitroglycerine. Within ten years, 16 explosives producing factories had been founded in 14 countries with Nobel as shareholder or co-owner.
Starting with a joint-stock company in Stockholm, Nobel would years after establish the first international holding company in the world, the Nobel Dynamite Trust Company. This was a new phenomenon in the business world: Its head office coordinated production, sales, investments and purchase of raw materials in a way similar to that of multinational enterprises of today.
It was a joint-stock company with a fairly small amount of capital, paid in mostly by a Stockholm merchant. For his patents Nobel received A factory was built in Vinterviken10 kilometers from the center of Stockholm.
This was the only time he did so. Otherwise, he also obtained shares when turning his patents over to a new nitroglycerine company. In the later part ofhe left Sweden, never to return except for visits. He moved to Hamburg, Germany where he began manufacturing nitroglycerine, at first under provisional conditions in a shed lent to him by two Swedish merchants.
Nobel registered a private firm in his own name and later was joined by his solicitor as partner. Both partners put up capital in the firm. Nobel borrowed most of his capital by using his shares in the Swedish company as collateral and, in addition, he invested the cash he had received from the Norwegian company.
He needed the capital for his German firm.
Alfred Nobel owned 57 percent in the German firm. After having done so successfully, he devoted himself to the formation of a nitroglycerine company. A factory, the first of its kind in the United States, was built at Little Ferry on the eastern side of the Hackensack River in New Jersey, not far from what is today the western end of the George Washington Bridge.
After three years, the factory was destroyed by explosions, and the company stopped its production. These four companies were founded before Nobel had invented dynamite. Living in Liverdun near Nancy, Barbe had witnessed Nobel demonstrate his product in the vicinity.
He was willing to accept both the efforts and the financing of the introduction of dynamite in France, with its state monopoly on explosives production, on the terms stipulated by Nobel, i.
When Barbe entered the scene, matters accelerated considerably. Nobel, however, had other visions. He obtained patents on dynamite in several countries and set out to find capitalists willing to back the start of production in these countries.
In the spring ofhe went there. With a suitcase filled with dynamite, he traveled around Britain and arranged demonstrations for his new product in various places, foremost in the mining districts. He always invited the press and was satisfied with the attention that the results of his blasting shows attracted.
Negotiations about starting production in Britain were carried out both in London and Glasgow. The prospects seemed most promising in Scotland where Nobel had managed to interest some industrialists and merchants.
Nobel wanted a larger share in the company than the Scots were willing to cede. This was solved by a compromise. In the British Dynamite Company Ltd. Although highly integrated with regard to ownership, the Nobel companies did not act as a group; they did not form a multinational.
Despite the fact that Nobel and Barbe held a near majority of shares in all the companies, except the French one, they did not have the decisive influence.
Only in the Italian and Swiss companies, the two smallest and so far least successful, was this the case. Their combined profits were larger than those of the British company, which on the other hand had to face increasing competition, particularly from German manufacturers.
Aroundthe British, German, Italian-Swiss, and Spanish Nobel companies were about the same size with regard to both sales and profits. Barbe wanted a merger of all the Nobel companies. The German manufacturers, including a group on the board of the German Nobel company, wanted a cartel consisting only of German companies for the German market.
They were quite content with a price agreement with the non-German companies — and such an agreement was concluded in — since they expected to gain further ground in the British colonies. Nobel was willing to approve any form of merger, as long as the British company and its competitors were included.Contents.
Introduction; Reactions and Heat; Black Powder; Fulminate; High Explosives; Smokeless Powder; Aromatic Explosives; Pyrotechnics; Fireworks; Safety; References. The introduction sets a long, slow pace for the movie, and really sets the artsy, low budget tone.
Opening credits start with names written on items such as, school food, rulers, pencils, notebooks, and so on. Dynamite is a high explosive, which means it detonates rather than deflagrates. Dynamite is an explosive made of nitroglycerin, sorbents (such as powdered shells or clay) and stabilizers.
It was invented by the Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel in Geesthacht, and patented in It rapidly gained wide-scale use as a more powerful alternative to black powder..
Today dynamite is mainly used in the mining, quarrying, construction, and demolition industries. Dynamite is an explosive made of nitroglycerin, sorbents (such as powdered shells or) and stabilizers.
It was invented by the Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel in Geesthacht, and patented in It rapidly gained wide-scale use as a more powerful alternative to black powder.. Today dynamite is mainly used in the mining, quarrying, construction, and demolition industries.
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