AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

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   2018 AACA Eastern Spring Meet - Events Wednesday 07/11/18 :

        Baltimore Tour to Fort McHenry / Museum of Industry & Prueitt Automobile Restorations Shop Tour

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One of the tours available on Wednesday was to the Baltimore area, to visit two attractions: Fort McHenry and the nearby Baltimore Museum of Industry.

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Flying high above the Fort is the thirteen-star American flag, current at the time of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore.

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Barracks inside the Fort housed the troops that defended Baltimore from the British invasion attempt.

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Large kegs of gunpowder stored inside the Fort's walls provided the firepower for the many cannons.

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Standing guard is an 1814-era soldier.

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Pointed at the harbor are the cannon that fired upon the British naval fleet and helped prevent the invasion of Baltimore.

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The Baltimore Museum of Industry houses displays of the industry and locally manufactured products that made Baltimore such a prosperous and important East Coast port city.

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Crown Central Petroleum Company was headquartered in Baltimore.

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...as was the Schenuit Rubber Company.

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A vintage American Oil Company delivery truck.

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A typical mid-1900s soda fountain featuring local Hendler's ice cream.

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Davidson's Moving and Transfer Company, an early Baltimore area enterprise.

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Baltimore television station WMAR broadcast in the 1940s to local television receivers, such as those displayed against the wall.

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Early machine shops operated from a few electric motors, powering an array of wheels and belts, connected to a variety of shop tools.

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The second Wednesday tour was to the automobile restoration shop Al Prueitt and Sons of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.

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Visitors were able to view restorations in all phases of completion.

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Many high-end classics filled the facility.

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Some are in for engine restoration work.

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Others are in the shop for body and interior restoration.

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Prueitt staff eagerly discuss their restoration work with visitors.

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Cars of the 1950s routinely share space with those of the 1930s.

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A yellow Thunderbird is in for a refresh.