Interesting to me is the fact that their packing count per box is much different than it is now. The box on the left appears to be a 4 row pack throughout and 9 rows up. Making it a box of 144 apples if 4 layers deep. Now packs are generally 3x2 or in cases of smaller fruit some 3x3. I am thinking they must be presorting these to come out with even looking packs. Will give them credit as their packs are so neat in comparison to some I have seen now. Some packers now are only interested in ticking that computer for a count, not how their boxes looked. Should be more inspection as to presentation.....Another little packing note.......apples are now tray packed and not wrapped. Figured it out, the papers hanging on the walls are their paper liners for the boxes.
What is the barrel for.........................cider already consumed?
Charlott on 23rd May 2018 @ 7:09am
On that table at left, I spy a wooden handle with a square shaft through it, meant to fit around ... something, and turn it.
Kyle on 23rd May 2018 @ 8:10am
Looks like it might fit in that hole in the barrel.
Nice to have someone post here who has actually packed fruit,
L.E. on 23rd May 2018 @ 9:54am
What's the lard for?
andyb on 23rd May 2018 @ 1:11pm
That is no doubt the cork thing for the barrel. The hole in it would be where you would stick something in to work it back and forth until the cork came out. As to the lard can, with the cup beside it means probably coffee or water. Could be someones lunch.
Charlott on 23rd May 2018 @ 1:48pm
Didn’t someone tell us a while back that apples (presumably lower grade) were packed in barrels for shipping?
ArthurB on 23rd May 2018 @ 4:22pm
A possibility, but I have never heard of it.
Charlott on 24th May 2018 @ 7:01am