Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Sign in to follow this  
s.e.charles

pre- 1950 packing material

Recommended Posts

Items were usually packed with straw in the crates in those days.

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sawdust or wood shavings, newspaper, straw. Depends on the when, what and where.

 

Can't help with the scale effect, except to advise that you look in odd places and think a bit laterally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Before you can really answer this question, you have to ask the question; "What are you shipping?"

Is it an airplane engine, a bomb or a bombsight?  

If you just want excelsior (or whatever you guys call it over there), then I'd try a coarse plant fibre like old hemp rope.

 

"What are you shipping?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heavy things would have been fixed to a (probably) wooden framework inside the crate.  Small items - I recall older car parts being wrapped in brown oil impregnated paper - at least that's what it seemed like.

Cheers 

Will 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...