... holding the paper with one hand, and jumping up and down as she works the pumping-handle with the other, she pushes dynamite down the tube till the paper cylinder is filled to a depth of about three inches.H. J. W. Dam
To see this operation - the brass rods flying up and down, damp with nitroglycerin, and dynamite being forcibly jammed down a brass tube - entirely destroys your appetite for further knowledge.
From a description in McClure’s Magazine, August 1897, of the Ardeer explosives factory founded by Alfred Nobel.
Google Earth image of Alfred Nobel's Ardeer explosives factory, Ardeer, Scotland.