How did people cost-effectively ship things prior to bubble wrap?
Pre-plastic, everything we now see in plastic containers was glass.
How did people ship the things without having major breakage? I mean, it would have to be a cost-effective endeavor.
Not sure if USPS (or whatever was around then) based postage on weight. If they did, the weight of the packaging would be heavy, I would think.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 78 months ago
They used foam instead of bubble wrap.
They almost never shipped glass, because it broke too easily.
- JohnLv 78 months ago
Wad up newspapers, use styrofoam peanuts, etc.
- Elaine MLv 78 months ago
Wadded newspapers, packing peanuts, popped popcorn, shredded fibers (raffia, not hay).
- 8 months ago
First of all, people didn't have to ship very much at all because they bought stuff from stores twenty years ago. If you shipped something you used newspaper which was plentiful before the internet put those out of business too.
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- ScottLv 78 months ago
Excelsior, wood shavings, shredded paper, newspaper.
- TavyLv 78 months ago
Shredded paper and newspaper as I remember.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Shredded papers, saw dust, jute rug, etc
- The MikelLv 78 months ago
"Excelsior" Tried and true.
- Ranchmom1Lv 78 months ago
Wrapped in paper and cardboard.
I work in retail, and we get many glass items in every day from food to general merchandise. They are in sturdy cardboard boxes, with cardboard dividers between items if there are more than one item in each box.
- ReportingLv 68 months ago
crunched up newspaper