Shipping a Model 33 (RO) Teletype

From: Kevin Handy <>
Date: Thu Nov 11 09:15:00 2004

Joe R. wrote:

> 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.
> Joe
One "how-not-to-ship" that happened to a company I deal with.

They received a snow-machine engine that needed fixing.
The shipper placed it in a box, and then sprayed instant-foam
insulation material around it. It had not been wrapped in plastic
(or anything else) first. Took them much longer to clean it than
to repair it.
Received on Thu Nov 11 2004 - 09:15:00 GMT

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