Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Royersford
    Posts
    1,953

    Post Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    I have sent many more of my Pictures to Jeff to put on for me, I have to do it this way as my Home computer is to slow and does not size right and I have more pictures then anyone and want people to see them so after you look at the ones posted under the Fire tower heading and there are pictures from all over the Plant in that heading there will be more posted here when jeff gets a chance. I have sent ones of the Front the tank inclosure with two giant Stainless tanks dated 1955. The Goverment Building the warehouses and much more and I will try to write about all of them as I Loved the Place and want people to see my Pictures for History Sake! I don't believe in saving them or worring if others get them as the more that see them see the Story of the Place and keep its history alive! I hope some day to write a book about Publicker Industries / Continental Distilling / Kinsey distilling as it was one of the greatest distilling poineers in history and a wonderful Place to work. So I am spending the time sending him these pictures of mine from my work computer to him and he posts them.
    there will be some here soon and Everyone BE WELL
    Dave

  2. #2
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,606

    Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    And here we go: this set is of the Government Building. Gov. office, Plant lunch room, Singer bottling equip. and a few from Building O looking towards other buildings
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ______________________________

    Jeff Mo.

  3. #3
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,606

    Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    Hope I'm not getting these up too fast for ya' Dave....and here we go again.....Views from various parts of the distillery. 1. 1892 warehouse 2-3. 1892 Bottle House 4. 1940's water Tower 5. 1950's Water Tower 6. Front Gate 7-8 Fir tree Dave nursed as employee 9 Bldg R 10 Bldg J & K 11. Bldg I 12. view from the steer pins
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ______________________________

    Jeff Mo.

  4. #4
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,606

    Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    Publicker had two huge storage tanks with a weigh station in between them. Pic 5 is the valve between the tanks. Notice that it is not at gound level.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ______________________________

    Jeff Mo.

  5. #5
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    8,980

    Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    I've enjoyed viewing these pictures and Dave's descriptions of the facilities and his memories.

    The last picture has a 1950's/1940's look to it not just because of the industrial redbrick style of the buildings, but because of the way the sky and clouds look. Their colour has, quite fortuitously I am sure, a very 1950's look, that slightly washed out ("pastel") look characteristic of color photography or its print reproduction then.

    The picture reminds me of photographs in 1960's school textbooks whose content and design values reflected an era of 10 and 20 years before that. Remember (this to those of a certain age) those pictures of semi-rural scenes with pastel skies and sun and big shiny monoplanes cruising amongst the big puffy clouds white as could be? You might see below a streamlined locomotive powering over a trestle bridge with a happy farmer waiving at it. In these sylvan tableaus there might be farms, factories, picket-fenced houses or even a santitized industrial facility but it didn't matter what was in them, the pictures all had the same warm, reassuring, timeless look about them.

    That is what the last picture in particular evoked for me.

    If you took away the tufts of grass from the rooftop and along the paved street (and mowed along the edges of that street a bit, well, a lot!) the picture would be a perfect reproduction of how the scene must have looked 50 years ago. Okay we'd have to touch up a bit the top of that water tower on the right. But otherwise it would be contemporary to its content as discussed here and could have appeared as I say in one of my 1960 primers at Coronation School in Montreal in a section on modern industry.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 02-13-2008 at 10:01.

  6. #6
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Royersford
    Posts
    1,953

    Post Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    Gary when I get the chance I am at work now I will write more about the Pictures and I also want to get back in there walk a good mile to do that and get some pictures of the buildings now as they have moved around them and I don't know what is going to happen but they will look neat even though the weeds cut way down are not beautiful lawns as they were when I worked there! I agree looking at them gives a peace and A feeling of hope and future timelessness is the word for it a feeling of timeless continuation! Pardon my bad spellings! Hope you saw the first pictures too on the Fire tower thread! Check back I have lots of thoughts and mememories from my Pictures. As a Kid I decided I wanted to learn Photograhy so I learned by using many kinds of Cameras everything from Box to Instant and as I did I got a feel for making Pictures have certain tones and angles to them. When I was in my 20's I used to take pictures of now long gone Coal Breakers in Up state Pa one of my favorites was one with a tree growing right through the roof fited perfectly as if meant to be. When I take pictures of Kinsey I try to get the feeling of what a special place it was back then. And of the People who lived near by and worked there. It was a lovely spot with cool breezes from the river and lots of Wildlife walking around. Sometimes driving the old 1941 Ford flatbeds you would have to stop to let a deer cross!
    Dave

  7. #7
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Royersford
    Posts
    1,953

    Post Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    And here we go: this set is of the Government Building. Gov. office, Plant lunch room, Singer bottling equip. and a few from Building O looking towards other buildings
    These are pictures I took of the old Government Building O. It to was differant from the other warehouses in that it had the Government offices, the Plant lunch room a scaling & weighing room and also barrels in racks in it on the first floor and the top floors were full of barrels to! the two pictures of the other buildings are one looking down from O building and the other looking back toward the end of the plant and the steer pens.
    Dave

  8. #8
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Royersford
    Posts
    1,953

    Post Re: Many more Pictures of The Kinsey Distillery

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    Hope I'm not getting these up too fast for ya' Dave....and here we go again.....Views from various parts of the distillery. 1. 1892 warehouse 2-3. 1892 Bottle House 4. 1940's water Tower 5. 1950's Water Tower 6. Front Gate 7-8 Fir tree Dave nursed as employee 9 Bldg R 10 Bldg J & K 11. Bldg I 12. view from the steer pins
    I thought I better explain these pictures on set #3 better so here we go
    1. Wooden racks in one of the 1892 Barrel warehouses
    2. 1892 Kinsey Bottling House was used till they closed for bottling of Liquor's Built by Jacob G Kinsey
    3.Old Sinclair Gas pump in front of 1892 Bottling house
    4 & 5 First water tower is the front one and the oldest second one the rear water tower back of plant newer
    6 1892 Grain buildings front right of plant in with still and bottling house
    7. Looking toward the back of the plant from mid way at building O Government building
    8 Tree that was tiny when I worked the yard gang and took care of it.
    9. Building R loading dock
    10. Buildings J & K looking to the back of the plant from the middle
    11. Building M old Kinsey Power Generator that was taken out of storage and used by people that claimed they were going to fix the place then left to rot
    12. Looking to the front from the steer pen area.
    Last edited by dave ziegler; 03-09-2008 at 05:59. Reason: Listing what the Pictures in set #3 are in order

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. More Memories Of Kinsey Distillery
    By dave ziegler in forum History
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-16-2008, 08:42
  2. My Selection pictures!
    By tdyches in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-04-2005, 16:10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top