STEEL BARREL TESTED IN 200-FOOT DROP (Nov, 1933)
It would really suck if someone picked that moment to walk out to their car.
“Never did know my Paw, he got killed by an indestructible barrel. I like to think he died in the name of science.”
STEEL BARREL TESTED IN 200-FOOT DROP
An eighteen-story plunge in Detroit, Mich., recently tested the strength of a new-type beer barrel. Made of steel, the barrel was filled with water and carried to the eighteenth floor of a hotel. Here it was dropped from a window, plunging more than 200 feet to a hard-packed gravel parking space at the rear of the building. The barrel is said to have survived the shock without springing a leak, although the side was badly dented. In a second test, another barrel was not even dented by the long drop, according to the manufacturer.