Schaghticoke Powder Company was a powder mill located in Rensselaer County, New York in the village of Schaghticoke. The powder mill was founded by Josiah Masters and Nicholas Masters in 1813 for the supply of gunpowder during the War of 1812.
|Successor||DuPont de Nemours & Company|
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|Valley Falls, New York|
The Schaghticoke Powder Works was located on the south banks of the Hoosick River approximately a half mile southeast of the Schaghticoke village. The powder works was established on one hundred acres and developed with twenty separate buildings processing special grades of gunpowder. The Schaghticoke Powder Works manufactured sixty thousand powder kegs or one million and five thousand pounds of powder per year. By 1893, the Schaghticoke Works mill was recognize as one of the oldest gunpowder mills in the United States manufacturing various propellant grades for eighty years in the Hudson River Valley.
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- Lane, Anne Kelly; McMahon, David (2004). Peril in the Powder Mills: Gunpowder and It's Men. West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Infinity Publishing. ISBN 978-0741419330. OCLC 57137545.
- Lane, Anne Kelly (2004). The Powder Mill Gates: Memories of a Powdermaker's Daughter. West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Infinity Publishing. ISBN 978-0741419651. OCLC 144616494.
- "GUNPOWDER AND ITS MANUFACTURE.; Where and How it is Made The Materials Where Found A New Discovery in Cannon Powder". New York, N.Y.: The New York Times. August 10, 1861.
- Fairbairn, William (1865). "Treatise on Mills and Millwork, Part II". Internet Archive. London, England: Longmans, Green and Co. pp. 252–261. OCLC 11542356.
- "Gunpowder Industry". PhiladelphiaEncyclopedia.org. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.
- "Schaghticoke Powder Company's Works, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, NY". Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.
- Text of Schaghticoke Powder Co. v. . G. J. Ry. Co., 76 N.E. 153 (NY 1905) is available from: CourtListener