Re: Pacific Fruit Express Data Boxes
Not sure if this was answered or not but it looks like repack dates for the journals. Don't know if the upper and lower box had separate significance or not. I can barely make out the wording on one of your photos and it appears to say RPKD which would stand for "Repacked". This was usually accompanied by a date and location of where that service took place. Hope this helps.
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Pacific Fruit Express Data Boxes
I looked at photos of various PFE reefers from the mid 1930s and onward which contain these boxes with lettering in them. What information is put into these boxes and why do they change from the upper box to the lower box?
I unfortunately don't have the Pacific Fruit Express Second Edition book which would answer my question which is why I asked.