1900 N.Y. Laws 1174, An Act to Amend the Penal Code, Relative to the Manufacture of Gunpowder and Other Explosives, ch. 494, § 1.
Keeping gunpowder unlawfully. – A person who makes or keeps gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, or any other explosive or combustible material, within a city or village, or carries such materials through the streets thereof, in a quantity or manner prohibited by law or by ordinance of the city or village, is guilty of a misdemeanor. A person who manufactures gunpowder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, liquid or compressed air or gases, except acetylene gas and other gases used for illuminating purposes, naptha, gasoline, benzine [sic] or any explosive articles or compounds or manufactures ammunition, fireworks or other articles of which such substance are component parts in a cellar, room or apartment of a tenement or dwelling house or any building occupied in whole or in party by persons or families for living purposes, is guilty of a misdemeanor. And a person who, by the careless, negligent, or unauthorized use or management of gunpowder or other explosive substance, injures or occasions the injury of the person or property of another, is punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years. Any person or persons who shall knowingly present, attempt to present, or cause to be presented or offered for shipment to any railroad, steamboat, steamship, express or other company engaged as common carrier of passengers or freight, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, powder or other explosives dangerous to life or limb, without revealing the true nature of said explosives or substance so offered or attempted to be offered to the company or carrier to which it shall be presented, shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars and not less than three hundred dollars, or imprisonment in a state prison for not less than one nor more than five years, or be subject to both such fine and imprisonment.