My Days at Kinsey Distillery

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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Kinsey Worker » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:21 pm

fromfirsttolast627 wrote:Hello Everyone,

I am currently a film major at Temple University and am in the process of putting together a piece for a final project this semester. My topic is on the old Kinsey Distillery in Limerick where I grew up. This place has always fascinated me each time I visit what is left of it. A few months ago, I became interested in the real story of this place, not just the fun in exploring it. It has been fairly difficult to find a lot of the information about it, but I have begun to find helpful information here. I would like to know if anyone could supply me with a fairly efficient history of this distillery and share any artifacts they have collected over the years. Also, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone would be willing to conduct any interviews to be placed into this project. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I look forward to hearing back!

Thank You.

Wish I would have been here but Last year did not do any writting Here, But if you need any Information about Publicker and Kinsey Distillery send me an e amil through here and I WILL GET BACK TO YOU I will soon be posting some Pictures again too.
PS Ellen J thanks for the Kind words, would Love to write a book about Kinsey but would need some Professional Help and some Money to spend to do it.
Here is a Picture of two of 3 Explosion Proof Floor Lamps I have built from parts from Kinsey. A floor Lamp made from sealing lamp with a 1930's Explosion proof switch and a caged red emergency explosion proof Light mounted on a old Goose Neck pipe from the plant, with its own red Pilot light and switch.
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:37 pm

Kinsey Worker wrote:... would Love to write a book about Kinsey but would need some Professional Help and some Money to spend to do it.

We, all of us, who are not "writers" need professional help. There are writers and publishers who read this forum; I'm suggesting that someone is passing up a great opportunity by not getting involved with you. And NOT NECESSARILY A HISTORY BOOK, EITHER -- with your background, knowledge, and story-telling talent, a good ghostwriter could make a James Michener-class novel (or two, or three) from your stories.

And about the money. Fuhgettabouddit! You're supposed to be PAID for your work, not the other way around. Anyone who suggests that you contribute money in any way to publishing your book is, at worse, a cheat and a charlatan; at best just an incompetent or unexperienced publisher. Ordinarily you should be paid a healthy sum, $5,000 to $15,000, IN ADVANCE. Supposedly that covers the cost of further research and all the funds you've already spent in assembling the book so far. Those costs might include hiring a professional writer, photographer, and paying copyright fees for some of those historic photos (or legal fees for obtaining permission to publish them). It should cover travel and expenses for going out and getting interviews with people. This is an advance, not a loan. You don't need to repay it; it is pre-paid royalties. The money will be deducted from your share of book sales, and any publisher who doesn't expect that to be only a small portion of what the book will bring is one you should avoid. You probably won't make a whole lot more than the advance, but if the book turns out to be a bestseller (more likely if you use your experience to write a novel instead of a history), your NEXT advance could pay for you retire and devote ALL your time to writing (and by then you probably won't need the pro's help anymore).

The DOWN side of all that is that we'll almost certainly miss all the wonderful stuff you post here free-for-nuthin'. Your publisher isn't about to allow that (remember, what he pays you gives him the ownership of what you write). But hopefully you'll still come and visit with us from time to time, even if just to let us all know how the next book is coming along!
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Kinsey Worker » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:11 pm

Well here I am back here to post a couple of New pictures from my arcives.
1. Picture of the Bigler Street Gasohol Distillation colums before 1977 and the after in 1992 abandoned.
2. Snyder Ave & Swanson street Plant 1936 My Friend Butch started working here in 1967.
3. Bigler street Plant Docks looking toward NNy City 1956.

I hope to start posting more stuff here soon been awhile but I am glad to be posting for History again.
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Snyder ave and Swanson street Plant 1936. My Friend Butch started there in 1967.
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The Bigler Street Plant docks 1956 looking toward NY city
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby EllenJ » Wed May 01, 2013 1:31 pm

Fabulous historic pictures, Dave. I especially love the waterfront scene.
But.... New York City???
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Kinsey Worker » Wed May 01, 2013 2:35 pm

I just wrote What Butch said on the Picture Looking toward NY, I would Think NJ. Here are 3 more Pictures I got from Butch.
1. Gasohol Colums Being built at Publicker in the 1970's
2. Here is a picture of the Long torn down Glenflagler Distillery in Scotland that Publicker owned in 1965!
3. An Old Rittemhouse Rye ad from the Chester Pa Times!
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Glenflagler Distillery Scotland 1965
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Old Rittenhouse Rye ad from the Chester Times
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby bigler street » Sun May 05, 2013 2:06 pm

EllenJ wrote:Fabulous historic pictures, Dave. I especially love the waterfront scene.
But.... New York City???


Dave misunderstood. I said that you can see New York Shipyard across the Delaware river (in Camden, NJ) F Y I!
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon May 06, 2013 5:01 pm

It's a truly beautiful photograph, no matter WHERE it was taken.
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Mon May 06, 2013 9:13 pm

Excellent photos Dave.
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Kinsey Worker » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:55 am

Hello here I am back to post a couple of things.
1. The Snyder Ave Plant 1936
2. An old Rittenhouse Rye Ad
3.An Old Billboard for Embassy Club Canadian Whisky around 1960, my Favorite Canadian I was once about 4 yrs ago given 6 Bottles they are all gone long ago.
I am going to try and Post more here again I'm getting up there will be 66 on Sept 23 and right now trying to find a bottle of Old Hickory for my birthday, or Hallers County Fair BIB made by Publicker!
Also Thanks to my Friend butch for the pictures from the Phila plant he shares with me.
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Old 1930's Ad for Rittenhouse Rye
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An old Billboard advertising Embassy Club our Canadian Whisky around 1960
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby costadelrica » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:37 am

There are so many things I do not know and I am not going to give up till I get them all! this subject especially is very interesting for me, keep good job :D
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby SilvrSurfr » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:03 pm

My house here at the Jersey Shore was damaged in Hurricane Sandy and is finally being raised. I found a Continental Distillery Bottle underneath my 107-year-old house and started doing a little research, which led me here. The bottle's not cleaned up, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me the possible year this product was sold and what spirit may have been inside (I think it may have been Rittenhouse Rye)? The bottom says Patent No. 9013 and then some kind of symbol I can't read.

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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Kinsey Worker » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:20 pm

Hello to everyone who wants me to post some new pictures here I will be doing some very soon I am still around and since I was forced to retire I have some time now. I just tried to upload a picture but it is to big so I am going to have to find a resizer to post pictures! I also want to inform any of you that do not know it that the Famous Kinsey Whiskey name has been bought by Millstone Spirits Phila, and they are now making Kinsey Rye Kinsey, 7 Year straight and in the next month there will be a Kinsey Bourbon. I am very lucky to have been part of the name returning as they read my writings and decided to buy the Brand name. They consulted with me and I have tried their Whiskeys and love them! I just can't post Pictures till I can find a way to make my pictures smaller which I hope to do soon. If anyone knows how to get a picture resizer let me know!

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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Squire » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:04 am

That's good news Dave, do keep us posted.
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby a_enzie » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:34 pm

Today our HVAC guy found an unopened bottle of Kinsey Blended Whiskey in one of the ducts in our home. It was bottled in 1949 and cost 31 1/4 cents at that time. Curious if it would have any value?
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Re: My Days at Kinsey Distillery

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:39 pm

a_enzie wrote:Today our HVAC guy found an unopened bottle of Kinsey Blended Whiskey in one of the ducts in our home. It was bottled in 1949 and cost 31 1/4 cents at that time. Curious if it would have any value?

It would to Dave Ziegler.
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