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  1. #211
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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Thanks, Dave. Back at you.
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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Hey Chuck if you ever get up this way we will walk the grounds again like you did as a kid and we working there. It was a great place to work and really good people like your Grandfather back then had the place running great for Mr. Neuman When Mr. Neuman died Publicker and Kinsey died with him. Dave Z. Join The Swing To Kinsey

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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    Hey Chuck if you ever get up this way we will walk the grounds again like you did as a kid and we working there. It was a great place to work and really good people like your Grandfather back then had the place running great for Mr. Neuman When Mr. Neuman died Publicker and Kinsey died with him. Dave Z. Join The Swing To Kinsey
    Thanks, Dave. You disappeared for a while. Check your Facebook messages.
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    Post Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Well here are 2 pictures of the Plant taken by me back in 2011 2 yrs ago
    1. The 1966 Bottling house in the winter, you could still see the Long dock area of the 2 Football fields long building.
    2. Inside the old 1933 Kinesy Bottle house looking and tanks. The Building has now fallen down so much I can no longer go in there.
    It is so sad to write about the terrible ending happening at Kinsey, I could never Have dreamed this would Happen!
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    Post Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Well here are two Pictures I got from Butch awhile back, not sure if I posted them before.
    1. The Docks at the Publicker Plant in Phila in 1956.
    2. Philip Publicker the Brother of Harry Publicker founder of Publicker Industires, founded the American Distillery right next to Publicker in Phila. This is a Picture of that Plant before they moved out west, taken in 1954.

    I hope in the next week or so for some better weather to go to Kinsey again there are rumors that someone might buy it and tear everything down. And I want to explore some more while I still can.
    The Bottling House which in 1966 was state of art and the worlds Largest, is now in a complete state of ruin. I also want to get some pictures but I can't of the warehouses as Vandles have painted horrible stuff on them now. So glad I got them all years ago for this work of Love for the Old Place.
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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    ...there are rumors that someone might buy it and tear everything down...
    Dave, what have you heard in that regard? Does there seem to be any truth to it?

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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Fangzilla I don't think it will happen because the cost would be millions to tear each warehouse down, and even though they are all ruined by vandals I still love going there. Just took Joe Trish's daughter and sons there last Sunday before the storms. Joe was our Project engineer and he did amazing things in Phila and at Kinsey! Joe was a wonderful man and I was Thrilled to take his family around the plant.
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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Well here I am posting after a lot of terrible weather! Thankfully no more snow this week. I will have to wait till all the snow is gone to take a walk around Kinsey again, but once spring gets here I will. Last time there about 4 or 5 weeks ago I found some paper work the kid vandals had tossed around. Always looking for History Pieces. Last time there the buildings are really getting bad from water leaking everywhere in them. Hoping to got in with Butch once spring gets here before all the weeds take over. Fangzilla I have thankfully had power ever since that blackout. It was terrible sleeping in full dress with a coat on and no Lights except a fflashlight!
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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    Walked around Kinsey today for a bit and it makes me sick to see how bad it is now. Almost every building has weird painted writing from Vandles on them doors ripped off. And the walls are starting to fall apart. I first went back there around 2004 and it is ten years later and nothing but ruin. My guess is everything will sit till it falls. It is a good thing Mr Neuman never will see this!
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    Re: A trip in to the Old Continental Bottle house 1966 State of the Art

    About two weeks ago I went into the Old 1966 Bottling house and it really got to me seeing the old girl in complete ruin! Water running in through the roof, mold everywhere and lots of damage by Vandle's. It is hard to find anything good anymore. Hard to believe that in 1966 People from all over the world came there to tour it. And when I left the company, Chucks Granfather was making the place really produce. I will always say if Si Neuman had not died it would still be operating. Mr. Neuman had a special way about him, he just knew how to grow things. In 1933 He took Publicker Industries from 13 employee's to 5,000 world wide in 1966!
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