Wednesday, 23 January 2013

IF Beale St. Could Talk

H. P. Beale's love and craft was to render the fat from animals so as to obtain lard
to use as an ingredient in cooking and baking as well as a spread for bread.
A subsidiary of Oscar Mayer, the cold cut and wiener people, 'twas in business
as far back as 1885, the fictional Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde's and the all too real 
Jack The Ripper's time.

"Open Kettle" makes me think of a drum.

And sure enough, decades, approximately just short of 80 years later, a similar design
actually appears on a drum head, but only for about 5 months or so.