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Hess and Sons Cooperage

Date: 1949
Description: Interior view of Frank J. Hess and Sons barrel-making factory, 1952 Atwood Avenue at Schenck's Corners. Pictured l to r: Frank Jr., Edward, Joseph, Tony, a...
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Hess Cooperage Sawmill

Date: 1952
Description: Three employees working at the Hess Cooperage sawmill, quarter sawing oak logs to make staves and heads for barrels.
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Oak Logs Used in Barrel Making

Date: 1952
Description: Pile of oak logs used in barrel making at the Hess Cooperage. Also seen are stacks of heads and staves curing in the open air.
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Hess Brothers with Large Oak Log

Date: 1952
Description: Joe Hess, Eddie Hess, and Foots Hess (l to r) of the Hess Cooperage pose with a large oak log which will be cut into staves and heads for barrels. Houses...
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Oak Barrel Staves and Heads Curing

Date: 1952
Description: Stacks of oak barrel staves and heads curing outdoors behind the Hess Cooperage, near Atwood Avenue. The round stacks are the heads and the square stacks...
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Milling Barrel Staves

Date: 1952
Description: Two employees of the Hess Cooperage, working at machines that are milling oak lumber into staves for barrels.
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Using a Draw Knife to Shape a Barrel Stave

Date: 1952
Description: Frank "Foots" Hess Jr. using a draw knife to shape an oak barrel stave at the Hess Cooperage. Also known as "schnitzeling on the schnitzelbank".
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Oak Barrel Heads and Staves Curing

Date: 1952
Description: Large stacks of oak barrel heads and staves curing outdoors at the Hess Cooperage.
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Hess Cooperage Sawmill

Date: 1952
Description: Sawmill, for cutting barrel heads and staves out of oak logs, behind the Hess Cooperage.
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Joe Hess Finishing Barrel Heads

Date: 1952
Description: Joe Hess finishing barrel heads at the Hess Cooperage.
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Quarter Sawing Barrel Staves and Heads

Date: 1952
Description: Hess Cooperage employees cutting quarter sawn pieces of oak into barrel staves and heads at the sawmill behind the cooperage.
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Quarter Sawing Logs to Make Barrels

Date: 1952
Description: Two employees of Hess Cooperage, working at their outdoor sawmill behind the cooperage, quarter sawing oak logs to be made into barrel staves and heads wit...
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Quarter Sawing Barrel Staves and Heads

Date: 1952
Description: A Hess Cooperage employee cutting barrel heads and staves from quarter blocks of oak on a huge saw blade at the sawmill behind the cooperage.
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Frank Hess Sr. Trimming Cattails on Barrels

Date: 1952
Description: Frank Hess Sr., owner of Hess Cooperage, trimming cattails, used to cauk oak barrels.
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Employees Cutting Log to Make Barrels

Date: 1952
Description: Five employees(l to r Joe Hess, Eddy Hess, Tony Hess, Frank "Foots" Hess Jr. and Frank Hess Sr.) of the Hess Cooperage, cut a large oak log to make headers...
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Assembling Staves on Barrels

Date: 1952
Description: Joe Hess and Eddie Hess assembling staves to form barrels with Frank Hess, Sr. looking on. Foots Hess and Tony Hess are working in the background at the H...
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Trussing a Barrel

Date: 1952
Description: Frank "Foots" Hess Jr. and Tony Hess using a truss hoop driver to install hoops around a barrel at the Hess Cooperage. Also known as "trussing".
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Joe Hess using Crozing Machine

Date: 1952
Description: Joe Hess using a crozing machine to shape an oak barrel at the Hess Cooperage.
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Frank Hess Sr. Using Cooper's Lathe

Date: 1952
Description: Frank Hess Sr., owner of Hess Cooperage, finishing the exterior of a barrel on a cooper's lathe.
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Frank Hess Jr. Setting Hoops on a Barrel

Date: 1952
Description: Frank "Foots" Hess Jr. watching a machine set hoops on a barrel at the Hess Cooperage.

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