What is this old-school packaging machine?

By Rick Lingle in Automation on February 16, 2017

Packaging Digest’s DIY Throwback Thursday packaging quiz poses several questions: What is this machine and what did it do? What era is it from?  How fast was it? And why did it end up in a museum?


Unplanned obsolescence has sent many a packaging machine to the scrap heap, but a select few end up as museum pieces like this rustic remnant of 20th century packaging automation. In a bow to Throwback Thursday, we have several questions to address for those nostalgic packaging industry detectives and engineers in our audience.

Our first question: What decade do you think this machine came from?


Answer is on the next page.



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