Another example of a machine shipped with little more
than an inch of crumpled newspaper and a thin wooden
case to protect it. The case was smashed to pieces and
the wheel/shaft on the machine bent (not sure which, it
wobbles and binds now). The fact that it bent surprises
me a little; I'd have expected the cast iron wheel to
crack or break before anything bent. I guess not.
This was a machine bought for parts, so I hadn't
established any packaging requirements with the seller
ahead of time. The damage is irrelevant. Still, it's
another interesting example of the packing job you can
expect if you don't speak up ahead of time! Few people
realize the work it takes to package a machine well.