Packing a sewing machine

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.