Re: More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

Tony Thompson

Dave Parker wrote:

I would have guessed wooden boxes/crates.  Although corrugated boxes were certainly in use by 1919, I don't think they had completely supplanted wood in the shipping business.

       I think cardboard took over MUCH later than 1919. Certainly in produce shipping, not until the 1950s. Appliances were still shipped in wooden crates prior to World War II, not sure about afterwards.

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