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Winery Interiors

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No. 11 - Worker standing inside an unfinished cement tank.

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No. 2 - Construction of the two square 40,000 gallon cement tanks behind the fortifying room. The tanks were built by the Cahill Construction Company and were used to receive the crushed grapes for fermentation.

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No. 33 - Distillery operator standing on the framework of an early version of continuous pot still built by Mr. Levy of Los Angeles. Each one of the little openings is really a little still in itself. The wine enters the top of the still, and goes through the various boiling processes, and moves on downward through the still with an ever decreasing alcohol content. The operator kept checking the alcohol level of the dispatch by putting his finger in the material and tasting it.

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No. 44 - Three cement tanks on the left, and four wooden tanks on the right. A three-horse electric motor (on wheels due to its weight) will be used to pump the wine.

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No. 45 - Interior scene of cellar number one. Shows pumps which are driven by a line shaft, and many hoses for conveying the wine. To the lower right are wine filter screens. The men are seen replacing the screens after having cleaned them of debris.

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No. 47 - Interior of fermenting barrels and conveyor belt in view. Also large boards lying on top of the empty barrels for walk ways for the workers who worked along the top of the fermentors as they checked the temperature and the "balling" or sugar of the juice every two hours.

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No. 54 - Early view of cellar #1, with sumps and fermenting tanks. This roof was made of corrugated iron, which had pieces blown off by the wind every year. Later a much larger tank would be built on this site.

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No. 55 - Temporary tanks with only a dirt floor at the south side of cellar number one. Temporary storage facilities had to be built in years where there was an especially bountiful harvest.

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No. 57 - Interior of the fermenting room showing the 6,000 gallon tanks, and the troughs that the wine will run through to the sumps, and two types of sumps.

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No. 58 - (no comments)

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No. 5978 - 6,000 gallon tanks inside the fermenting room. Two small train tracks running between the crushers are visible.

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No. 78 - Interior view of a large and elaborate display of a variety of wines. Probably a fair, and possibly the California State Fair.

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Large 50,000 - 65,000 gallon redwood wine tanks in cellar number one. Due to the constant dripping of the porous redwood, the tanks were set up on piers and the floor was cement.

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No. 34 - An interior of an crowded underground cellar with a cement floor. Probably cellar number four.

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