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.

6 comments
  1. Bob says: June 26, 20085:20 am

    Nice to know that the beer was safer than your car.

  2. Landtat says: June 26, 20088:50 am

    Ahhh, brings back memories of high school, dropping the keg out the window when the cops show up. :)

  3. Rick Auricchio says: June 26, 20085:57 pm

    This article appeared in 1933, the year the US repealed Prohibition.

    Perhaps they figured by making it indestructible we’d never again see law-enforcement personnel destroying barrels with axes.

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  4. Adrian says: June 27, 20089:08 am

    i wouldnt have wanted to be one of those guys on the ground when that bugger was dropped!

  5. David Moisan says: June 28, 20081:30 pm

    Oh, look, another product for Acme! I think Wile E. got an indestructible iron ball once…

  6. JakeofAllTrades says: June 29, 20083:43 pm

    A product of Kramerica Industries, I believe?

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