[NAFEX] Apple packer

Erdman, Jim ErdmanJ at uwstout.edu
Wed Nov 23 10:32:51 EST 2005


I don't know about the rest of the folks on the list, but I don't think I know what a "ring-face apple packer" is?  Any info or pictures somewhere about it?
Thanks.
 
Jim, not too far south of you in Menomonie,WI

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From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of Sam & Helen Finazzo
Sent: Tue 11/22/2005 6:20 PM
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] Apple packer



I still have my grandfather's ring-face, apple packer for making decorative
bushels of apple. The last time it was used had to be the mid-1970s when my
grandpa Pete would take the time to create these fancy bushel displays for
apples we'd take to the Minneapolis publi farmers market.

I believe he originally acquired it when we worked for one of the wholesale
produce commission houses in Minneapolis back in the late 1920s. I
understand it was a common way of packing apples at one time.

Does anyone know whether they are still used? How common were they? And do
they have some value as antiques now? Thanks for whatever information you
may provide.

Sam Finazzo
Fina Gardens
Hillsdale, WI
USDA Zone 3

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