Tag "packaging"
Some things can’t be shipped in this bag (Oct, 1961)

The man seems to be in a bit of a quandary, which given the scene I can only presume is: “Shit, this bag is too small. How am I going to ship this chick?”. Also, she must have really long legs.

Some things can’t be shipped in this bag — but they are the exception. For this is Balex™—the new, tougher shipping container. It’s made by West Virginia from a recently-developed, extra-heavy Clupak* extensible paper, the paper that “gives” under impact where conventional kraft bursts. With Balex, you can ship umpteen products in packages, or in bulk, more safely.

Chase & Sanborn Coffee: You hear a bigger whoosh. (Oct, 1955)

That is a really weird ampersand they use. The OCR software thought it was a £ and I can see why.

You hear a bigger whoosh.

You smell a fresher aroma.

You taste an extra richness.

Why? Because Chase & Sanborn “Dome Top” Coffee is fresher than any other leading brand. It’s the only one that’s pressure packed. And pressure packing preserves coffee freshness and flavor better than vacuum cans or bags.

New York Dairies Deliver Milk in Paper Bottles (May, 1929)

New York Dairies Deliver Milk in Paper Bottles
THE OLD familiar milk bottle which greets the householder on the back stoop every morning bids fair to be replaced by a paper container which has several advantages over the glass bottle. In the first place, the new container cannot be shattered and it has no glass edges to be chipped off with consequent danger of foreign particles finding their way into the milk.



INSTEAD of asking for a dozen eggs, housewives will buy them by the package just like breakfast food if the new method of packing shown above becomes popular. Eggs are individually packed in corrugated cardboard jackets and shipped in cartons which keep their contents practically unbreakable.

Machine Bottles Milk in Paper (May, 1933)

Those look exactly like modern milk cartons, I wonder why it took so long for them to catch on.

Machine Bottles Milk in Paper

Wrapping milk or cream in paper is the unusual feat performed by a new machine for dairies. In one continuous operation, the device forms a container from paper, dips it in molten paraffin, cools it, fills it with milk, and seals it. A consumer receives a boxful of milk untouched by human hands in the packaging process. The paper containers are easily handled and occupy little space in a refrigerator. They are thrown away when empty. The new containers are a substitute for present-day milk bottles of glass, which must be washed and sterilized for re-use, and which are often lost or broken.

Drinking Straw Pops Out When Bottle Is Opened (Apr, 1939)

Drinking Straw Pops Out When Bottle Is Opened

Don’t be surprised, when you open a bottle of your favorite soft drink, if a clean, sanitary straw pops out of the beverage. It’s the latest wrinkle in bottling and may make a fortune for its clever inventor. Inserted when the bottle is capped, the waterproof straw is closed at the top, trapping air that makes it buoyant. For use, you simply pinch the top to open it, and extend the telescoping straw so that it will be long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle.

A Five-Story Tin Can (Jan, 1948)

A Five-Story Tin Can
Phantom view above shows how five different vegetables share the new Layer Pak tin can put out by the Larsen Co., of Green Bay, Wis. The various layers of vegetables are separated by parchment-paper walls.

Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line (Sep, 1935)

Milk Bottle Taps Cream Line
A PAPER milk bottle containing a collapsible cellophane spout at the cream line has been invented in California to permit the removal of cream without disturbing the milk. To drain the cream, the spout is extended, and the liquid flows into a container. Because of the cheapness of manufacture, the bottle may be discarded after use. The inventor estimates the savings to be effected by the average family using this type of bottle at more than $2 a month.

Pickles Put in Packages of Transparent Rubber (Jul, 1940)

Pickles Put in Packages of Transparent Rubber
Pickles, packaged in envelopes of a transparent rubber product, have been introduced by a leading American food packer. The water-tight container, which is protected by a cardboard box, holds neatly arranged sweet pickles which are packed in fluid just as when they are sold in glass bottles. Besides increasing the attractiveness of the commodity, the new method of packing is reported to eliminate bottle breakage and to reduce the weight of the containers.



By Alfred Lief

HERVEY D. Thatcher, a physician in Potsdam, N. Y. in the 1880’s, ran his own drugstore and milked his own cow. He was concerned with sanitary milking and patented a Milk Protector with rubber tubes to discharge the milk into a covered pail and thus keep out the dirt. But it failed to interest his fellow farmers.

Then he carried his ideas of hygiene a step further—to the doorstep of the consumer. Milk delivery in bottles was unknown. A farmer went on his milk route with a can and dipper and the first customer got the cream but each time the can was opened, dirt from the street and hair from the horses fell in. The last customer got dirty skim milk.