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Monday, November 25, 2013
For That Special Someone
I was finally able to finish up the "Deep One" fetus project I mentioned last month. It's available on Ebay, and would make the perfect gift for that special someone who appreciates mummified creatures. Heh.
On a related note, I've been trying to get a handle on what kind of packing materials were used in the vintage era. As you can imagine, there isn't an overwhelming amount of material available on the subject. That means tracking down things like period office manuals and shipping guides in order to get some solid references. So far it appears that wood excelsior or wood wool was the preferred packing material, followed distantly by packing paper and Spanish moss. The latter two only seem to be popular in locations where they were dirt cheap. For packing paper that would be mill towns with access to cut-offs from paper rolls. Dried Spanish moss was primarily used in the deep South, where it was literally free for the taking.