ballistite: equal parts of nitroglycerine and soluble nitrocotton with some mineral jelly.
It was in the beginning of 1888 that he invented his well-known smokeless powder, or ballistite.
For ballistite the nitrocellulose is beaten up with nitroglycerine in water.
The powder used with the 12-1/2-pounder was that known as 'ballistite.'
ballistite was adopted by the Italian government in 1890 as a military powder.