Last of 135 Huge Glass Lined Tank Is Slipped Into Place At The Schaefer Brewery Plant On Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City


 

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In Brooklyn, the walls of this new brewery storage plant were left off until the last of 135 huge glass-lined tanks had been slipped into place on March 1947.  Each tank, 14 feet long, will hold 1,000 barrels of beer.  All were built-in Milwaukee for Schaefer Brewing Co., which meanwhile had erected the 7-story building.  As soon as the tanks were in place, workmen began bricking in the walls,  Shipment and installation were a first-class engineering problem.  Each tank required a railway car.  Between Milwaukee and New York bridges were so low that cars had to be specially routed.  Finally, a crane hoisted the last of the 14 ton monsters into place, with only four inches clearance.  Engineers breathed easier; a bump during transport would have broken glass lining.

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