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  1. #241
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    Yes Joe the name for it is total decline, the place is at the mercy of the worst kind of people. They are people that History means nothing to, they are takers and they have fun ruining stuff. Also nature works hard on abandoned buildings. I never in my wildest dreams could have ever thought this could happen to the Kinsey plant. When I worked there it was a beacon of Beauty. Flower beds gardens fancy lawns. It breaks my heart to see it like this. I have not been able to write for a bit and can't at work because the computers have some sort of protection againest sites with certain words. To think that grand old Distillery Old Taylor is the same is so sad. It is the story of what is happening to our Country! YOU BE WELL Joe. I am now fighting Swarms of fruit fly's.
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    Yesterday I took a friend to Kinsey to get stuff, I got him a couple of the last good Barrels and an Old wooden box with metal wheels. We walked down to Look at Q Building and its Fire observation room. Vandels have painted horrible stuff everywhere up in the room. The wooden wall the guy who owns it had put instead of a door fell out, fire damage from a fire years ago had the fire company smash a hole in the third floor wall. Water is still laying in there from their hoses many years ago. It sits on the high point of the plant and up there you can see the whole plant. There was a time when Quality control used to put labels on the window sills to see how they held up in the sun. Heat was pumped up from the front boiler room all the way up to the room.
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    When I was at Kinsey on Sunday I showed some people the Fire tower, it is so sad to see the building Q in such sad shape. And Vandel's have painted everywhere on the building. The wall has a large hole in it from a fire there many years ago, and the building is leaking lots of water! I just have a hard time seeing the place go like this. I think because of what the Person who owns it wants for it will rot for many years to go. To see this Historic Place rot is very hard for me. I just found out my Old Boss from Kinsey Jack Ryser died in Aug He was the last living boss I had there. He was 96 years old!
    Time is passing very Quickly and it is hard to believe that I am one of a few former workers there still living! Talked to Ludy yesterday He turned 96 this passed Friday!

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    Last edited by dave ziegler; 09-16-2014 at 18:39.

  4. #244
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    First time posting in these threads but the last post made me act. Keep up the good work with your story. Put up as many pics and stories as you can. It is great to see the whiskey world through the eyes of someone that lived it. Hats off to you Dave.
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    I just got this picture from my Friend Butch who worked at Publicker in Phila.
    Times Square 1940's the building the ball drops from and on top is an ad for Kinsey Blended Whiskey. It is the only brand of ours I know of that was on there. Kinsey was very loved in New City back then and after Prohibition ended.
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    During the next couple of weeks I hope to post some pictures again here. Not having my Job has really Hit me hard, and I wish I could find a bottle of Old Hickory for the Christmas Holiday but that is Impossible here in Pa with the state store system and I have no money to travel to other states to look. It has been a while since I had good old Old Hickory! Got to do some writing to keep my mind off of trying to find work at my age.
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    The Couple of nights this week, there have been People going into Kinsey at night to steal, Police got a couple of them but it is a sad thing seeing this happen to the Old Girl at a time When the Kinsey Whiskey name has been brought back. It is like kicking someone when they are down. For those Who don't Know Milestone Spirits under the Name Liberty Distilling have bought and brought back the Famous Kinsey Name on two Products so far. Kinsey Rye and Kinsey 7 Year straight blend. I am proud to say one of the reasons they thought about getting that name was because of my writings here on SB.
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    Sorry to hear about the thievery Dave but glad to know that Kinsey Rye can now be found again. Cheers!
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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    stealing scrap metal I guess? Not much else left worth stealing other than scrap value?

    Looks like another fire there, at least 15 fire and rescue trucks(Linfield, Limerick and Royersford) all went to distillery around 40 minutes ago. A bunch were in the parking lot at the road, couldn't tell what was going on there but some kind of fire. I'll keep an eye on Linfield Fire's facebook page to see if they post anything.

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    Re: The Kinsey Fire Observation Room

    Just saw they started a fire in O Building The Old Government Building. And the Losey Fire company instead of getting a Key Just cut all the Lock's, Plus cut the doors so anyone can go in because their E go says they are Cool! They could have rolled the doors right up!
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    Last edited by dave ziegler; 02-08-2015 at 20:34.

 

 

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