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ernment stopped its manufacture on the grounds that it infringed the government's gunpowder monopoly. A company was formed in England in 1868 to exploit Schultze's invention, a factory was established at Eyeworth in the New Forest in 1869, and the

Figure 70. Shreddy Grains of Bulk Powder (25X). (Courtesy Western

Cartridge Company.)

Figure 70. Shreddy Grains of Bulk Powder (25X). (Courtesy Western

Cartridge Company.)

methods of manufacture were later improved by Griffiths and achieved great success. In 1883 Schultze entered into a partnership in Germany and started a factory at Hetzbach in Hesse-

Darmstadt.

The next successful smokeless powder was invented at the works of the Explosives Company at Stowmarket in England. It

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