This early document provides a detailed look at pallets and pallet technology in the early 1950s. The U.S. Navy was at the forefront of pallet advances during World War 2 and in the years that followed. One interesting post-war switch was from the 40×48″ stringer pallet to the 48×40″ pallet, likely having to do with better optimizing the conversion from rail to truck transport that was in full gear during this time. (Image below from Naval contractor magazine, Palletizer, January 1945.)
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