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Date: 10/21/21 09:37
OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: LarryDoyle

No 32 switching early this morning in the Industrial District.

-LD



Date: 10/21/21 09:49
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: wabash2800

Make wooden barrels, etc.

Victor



Date: 10/21/21 11:16
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: PHall

They make wooden barrels or casks for distilleries and wineries.



Date: 10/21/21 13:07
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: TAW

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Make wooden barrels, etc.
>
 
...and the term for repairing packages damaged in transit (...even into the era of cardboard boxes) was recooped.

TAW



Date: 10/21/21 13:17
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: CPR_4000

Would cooperage extend to wooden crates, blocking, etc., or is it restricted to barrels and casks?



Date: 10/21/21 13:22
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: TCnR

Tires.

https://coopertire.com/en-us/

Well, ok, maybe not.



Date: 10/21/21 13:23
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: WrongWayMurphy

I think this photo describes your answer.




Date: 10/21/21 13:24
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: ts1457

TAW Wrote:
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> ...and the term for repairing packages damaged in
> transit (...even into the era of cardboard boxes)
> was recooped.

Thanks TAW. I thought that there was a railroad meaning like that, but I was not confident enough to say.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/21 13:25 by ts1457.



Date: 10/21/21 14:25
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: mrbill11

Merriam-Webster says it is recoup. TAW has the meaning correct, but the proper spelling would not apply to cooperages. TAW also has a lifetime of RR experience that I lack so that may well have been how it used in the workplace. Just don't use recoop spelling in your masters thesis.



Date: 10/21/21 18:06
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: toledopatch

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Would cooperage extend to wooden crates, blocking,
> etc., or is it restricted to barrels and casks?

I would expect firms whose names refer to cooperage could well have branched out into other forms of crates and packaging -- just as Teamsters no longer routinely drive teams of horses.
 



Date: 10/21/21 19:33
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: TAW

mrbill11 Wrote:
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> Merriam-Webster says it is recoup. TAW has the
> meaning correct, but the proper spelling would not
> apply to cooperages. TAW also has a lifetime of RR
> experience that I lack so that may well have been
> how it used in the workplace. Just don't use
> recoop spelling in your masters thesis.

My dad was lead OS&D clerk at Montgy. Ward in Chicago. I saw it a lot.

TAW



Date: 10/22/21 10:16
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: 55002

The whisky cooperage at Keith in Scotland. Sadly no longer rail served.  chris uk




Date: 10/22/21 11:20
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: LarryDoyle

55002 Wrote:
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> The whisky cooperage at Keith in Scotland. Sadly
> no longer rail served.  chris uk

Whiskey is aged in new oak barrels, that's what give it a full bodied flavor.  The picture shows barrels that have been used once for whiskey, and now are to be used for aging scotch - that's what makes scotch a lighter flavored and lighter colored beverage..

-LD



Date: 10/22/21 14:59
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

Laphroaig might be an outlier.



Date: 10/24/21 19:11
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: upkpfan

I think Cooperage is the paper with metal straps that is attached to the inside of boxcars over the grain doors to keep wheat, milo etc small grains from leakin out of the boxcar.  upkpfan



Date: 10/24/21 21:01
Re: OK, So what does a "Cooperage" do?
Author: LarryDoyle

Here's No. 32 switching down by the cooperage on my model RR..

I worked for a cooperage manufacturer for 35 years, no naturally I had to build a model of one.




-LD




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