Storing Ford bits - why vertical shelves?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George John Drobnock on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 09:01 am:

From a 1921 new dealer ship opening promotional photograph. non-vertical storage bins. This dealership started construction in 1919 completed in 1921.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 09:19 am:

1. The owner must be very short.
2. The supplier has a great salesman.
3. No concern for square footage.
4. Theft deterrent.

That's a lot of wasted space.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 09:54 am:

The same reason why loose nuts and bolts and other unpackaged items - both large and small - are stored in bins or drawers at the hardware store: gravity.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Barchock Canton, Mi on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 09:56 am:

It may seem like wasted space, but remember we are used to everything being boxed and stackable. All the parts in those bins are probably lose with tags on them. Which would be hard to store vertically. And if they are a dealer with a large inventory...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Kuhnash Southeastern Ohio on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 10:01 am:

My guess is lighting. Tall bins would block the natural light. Look no light fixtures.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 10:31 am:

Donno. They look to be about the height of the rear fender on that car outside. Also the wheel at right might help with determining height. Don't think there are bins to remove but the compartment walls are removeable. Slots visible on the lower left in large compartments. Obviously some loner could have built them but I'm going for manufactured storage system.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 06:55 pm:

Here is another from Ford Owner Dealer magazine, implies the dealers then made or had these made for parts storage. Fairly easy access too without stools or ladders :-)


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