Lots of old types of packing equipment around. Lots much older still in the little old buildings around that valley that served as packing houses. Many of the farmers long before this had their own little packing houses, even around the turn of the centurty going into the 1900's.
Charlott on 19th January 2012 @ 7:10am
Growing up on the west side I had neighbors who had an apple packing house (no longer in use) which still had conveyor belts just like these on the main floor. Their daughter and I used to play on them (without permission, I'm sure), with or without boxes to convey us. Probably could have hurt ourselves, but we didn't think about that!
I recently found out my grandfather (Charles Johann Kesti) had a patent for some kind of switch mechanism for these conveyors. I've got the elaborate drawings and patent number, etc.
Esther Smith on 19th January 2012 @ 9:20am
Wow - I bet those boxes came flying down that shoot.
Connie on 23rd January 2012 @ 11:02am