New Beer Truck Speeds Delivery (Aug, 1933)

New Beer Truck Speeds Delivery
THE heavy demand for 3.2 per cent beer has been responsible for the development of a new type of beer truck which is expected to cut in half the time of loading and delivering the beer. Shown below, the truck carries 56 barrels. In the unloading process, when one barrel is removed from the rear platform another automatically falls into place. Operation of a lever unloads the entire truckload of empty barrels in one minute.

5 comments
  1. Githyanki says: December 3, 20087:41 am

    It is hard to imagine the demand for 3.2% beer being high enough to warrant any development. Luckily, I’m sure that this design will work with 5% kegs too.

  2. Neil Russell says: December 3, 20086:20 pm

    3.2 beer was made available because Roosevelt added an amendment to the Volstead act that allowed for the manufacture and sale of it.
    Prohibition was still on when the article went to press, but would be repealed by the end of the year

  3. jayessell says: December 4, 20082:39 pm

    Why 3.2?
    Rounded up from 3.14159 26535 89793
    23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399
    37510?

  4. Mike says: December 4, 20082:45 pm

    jayessell, You’re not thinking of beer, your thinking of pie.

  5. Toronto says: December 4, 20086:29 pm

    The reason for 3.2, I think, is that’s the APW (Alcohol by weight) rating. Most brewers, and countries other than the USA, use APV (alchohol by volume) as the measure, so 3.2% APW been is a nice round 4.0% APV.

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