Glen Mhor Log Book 15th September 1942
'Customs & Excise
Glen Mhor Distillery
15th September 1942
Three air vents are now attached to the Spirit Safe at this distillery.
The air vents are of copper, dome shaped with perforations re 1/10" underneath, soldered to bent pipes, and securely fitted with copper rivets and soldered to the back of the safe.
Your obedient servant,
Gilbert W. Peterkin, officer
The Commissioners of Customs & Excise
The three air vents as now attached to the Spirit Safe are finally approved.
??? sec? Office 12/10/42
Alan offered some insight into the reasoning behind this alteration to the Spirit Safe:
'The vents are fairly standard now, though the vent is normally piped to the outside now.
I wonder if the safes at that time were giving an issue with condensation or flow issues.'
So, there you go, a feature we take for granted today but the purpose of it was to potentially improve the movement of the spirit and the ability of the Stillman to view this process, even with the war environment outside. We'll be back to all war matters in the next entry.
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