Milk Now Delivered in Handy Paper Bottles
A SPEEDY motorcycle,it is said, can haul as much milk in new paper containers, recently introduced by a New York dairy concern, as a wagon can deliver in glass bottles.
The cone-shaped containers can be packed upright and inverted so that two quarts occupy little more space than a one-quart bottle. Moreover, two quarts in paper containers are said to weigh only seven ounces more than one quart in a bottle.
Before filling, the containers are paraffined to make them leak-proof and air-tight. After filling, the top is sealed with a metal clip. To open the new paper bottles, the top is cut off below this clip.
Cereal Package Has Five Kinds
TO INSURE freshness and provide variety in breakfast-cereals, one food corporation is now packing five different kinds of dry cereal in one carton. Inclosed within a transparent, moistureproof wrapper, the carton contains ten small-size packages of cereal, each holding one individual serving. Two small packages of each kind of cereal are included. Thus, a fresh package is opened whenever cereal is desired.
Box and Crate Engineering
That may be a recognized course of study some of these days
By WM. J. DUCHAINE
UNIVERSITIES and engineering schools, now that the war is over, quite likely will offer courses in “box-and-crate engineering.” Industrial concerns, who employ safety engineers, chemical engineers, and others with specialized training, will add experts on container construction to their staffs. Packing and shipping of postwar industrial products will become an exact science, and for no small number of college graduates it will become a profession.
Popcorn Packing is a new innovation in the shipping business. It is being used by the DeJur-Ansco Company of California to pack exposure meters and cameras at the rate of ten bushels of corn a week. Popcorn is fireproof . . . and edible.