Saturday, January 08, 2011

Pic(k) of the Week: Beer Barrel Bushing

From the 1930s, a Peerless Manufacturing metal bushing for a tap, installed in a wooden beer barrel manufactured by Frank J. Hess & Sons Cooperage, which was in operation from 1933 through 1966, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Beer barrel fitting

Below is a photo of Gary Hess, grandson of the owner, displaying various of the company's tools and products.

Hess Cooperage


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