Rosin Production in the U.S. (Video)

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Ernest Spinner

Watch Suwanee Pine

Click the picture above to watch excerpts of Suwanee Pine on the University of Georgia website.

This brief video offers a fascinating glimpse into the rosin & turpentining industry in the US in the 1940s.  The  video is an excerpt from Suwanee Pine, a film about the process of producing naval stores in the United States turpentine belt. The film details the process from the initial tapping of the pine trees through the distillation process to the numerous usages of rosin and turpentine by consumers.

It will take a little while for the video to kick in, so be patient. To expand the video to full screen hit the white square in the lower right. If expanded, press ESC when finished to return to the normal screen & exit.

To view Suwanee Pine visit the Richard B. Russell Library website, a part of the University of Georgia Libraries.


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