Shipping a Model 33 (RO) Teletype

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Thu Nov 11 08:26:15 2004

  Styrrofoam peanuts definitely won't do. Heavy items like theis will quickly sink right to the bottom and then they'll bounce around like they had no padding at all. If nothing else go to Home Depot and buy sheets of styrofoam or heavy insulating foam and cut them to size and pad the box with those. In addition, the peanuts will get chewed into small bits and will get into EVERYTHING. A friend of mine shipped me six large boxs of heavy manuals in three ring binders packed in peanuts and the pieces of styrofoam got into every nook and cranny and even betweenthe pages. It took a couple of days to get the majority of it out but even today when I open one of those manuals bits of styrofoam fall out from between the pages. If you have to pack stuff in styrofoam peanuts at least put the stuff into a sealed plastic bag first to keep the styrofoam out of it.


At 03:40 PM 11/10/04 -0800, you wrote:
>I've bought a model 33 off eBay. The seller doesn't
>really know how to ship one -- he's just got it in a
>box with styrofoam peanuts. I'm trying to give him
>some instructions on how to do it right. I recall
>there is a shipping screw that must be locked, but
>don't remember the details. Can anyone give me some
>instructions I can pass on to him? If anyone has
>shipped one of these, I'd like to know what worked and
>what didn't. I remember a few stories of machines
>damaged in transit showing up on the list.
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