Jono those are just a few of many old papers I will be posting soon. Everything they wanted to do they had to talk and write to the BATF and ask first and wait to hear. Today I am posting some more of the Publicker Phila pictures Butch has sent me and they are
1. The Gin room at the Snyder Ave Distillery about 1934.
2. Fermentation Tanks at Snyder Ave 1939
3. Chemist checking Temps At the Snyder Avenue Distiller
4. Young Lady year 1935 Checking Quality ( Quality Control )
5. Swinging Fermentation Tanks in 1936 Snyder Ave.
To me these are just awesome having worked for Publicker and never having seen the Big plant in Phila. Also I was inlighten to the fact that before the Bigler Street Bottle house there was an old one that was at Snyder Ave. It was there first, then Bigler and finally The Big one at Kinsey in 1966. I also have something neat to post the next time.
Butch sent me some pictures of a couple of Old Publicker Buildings still standing in Phila he took pictures of. They are being used for something else now and I will post them here soon.
Butch said the old Gin room was shut down in the 1960's, also the fermentation tanks were not being used they had another set somewhere in the plant he said he walked through that room at least a thousand times in his years there. He is going to try and find a picture of the Famous Old Hickory Neon Sign that you would always see going over the Walt Whitman Bridge.
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