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Faire to Midland
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USA
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Posted - 05/27/2020 :  03:05:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone help me find pictures of a pre-1920's factory for making fruit baskets or berry boxes, that sort of thing? I have googled everything I can think of but I can't find any exterior photos of such a factory.

mark_dalrymple
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New Zealand
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Posted - 05/27/2020 :  03:58:29 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
This may help.

https://www.southrivermodelworks.com/page310aA.html

South River Model Works based all their complexes on prototype buildings. Spencer's was a box manufacturer so you may be able to use this as a lead into some prototype photos.

Cheers, Mark.
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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 05/27/2020 :  09:13:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here’s a 1909 photo of a factory to make cheese boxes. Not quite the same, but a picturesque building nevertheless.

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David J Buchholz
Crew Chief

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Posted - 05/27/2020 :  09:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I just got lost on the South River Modelworks website. Checkout the layout tour,

Warning: Take your heart medication, keep a towel handy to wipe off all the slobber and drool from your face as you view an incredible layout in both concept and execution.
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15933 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2020 :  09:56:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Asam basket factory operated from 1920 to 1936.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
32551 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2020 :  2:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the University of Washington Digital Collection.


https://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/digital/api/singleitem/image/imlsmohai/5487/default.jpg?highlightTerms=box%20factory


Bruce
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8784 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2020 :  3:47:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My kitbashed Downtown Deco 20th Century Box factory.



Greg Shinnie
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Faire to Midland
New Hire

USA
34 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2020 :  9:52:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow thanks guys! Asam looks like it would fit in well with the aesthetic I had in mind. Just have to see if I can find the space.
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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
830 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2020 :  11:25:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The wood used in making boxes was called “shook” where I lived.

When I was about 12, I would load the different sizes of “shook” into the machine for making boxes to hold fresh fruit for shipping around the country.

The different sizes of wood were bound together with bailing wire.

The guy operating the box making machine was able to concentrate on making boxes.

This was 1956 but the same box making machine had been used for decades.

I was paid 50 cents an hour. A 12 ounce bottle of Royal Crown cola cost 4 cents in those days. I was quite happy to be paid 50 cents.

The “box factory” consisted of a building covered with corrugated siding. it was about 20 feet by 30 feet. .Single story. It was located behind a packing shed.

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@yahoo.com

You can follow my blog here:

http://ghosttownmodels.blogspot.com/
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Faire to Midland
New Hire

USA
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Posted - 05/28/2020 :  03:29:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl, thanks for that info. Just looking up "Shook mill" found a lot of pics for me. Mostly of an Elvis musical, but some of old factories as well!
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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

USA
830 Posts

Posted - 05/28/2020 :  04:39:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you go to Google Books and search for:

The Barrel and Box

you will find hundreds of pages of interest.

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@yahoo.com

You can follow my blog here:

http://ghosttownmodels.blogspot.com/
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