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Dumpsters
Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:41 AM

My question is basically this: Would the HO scale dumpster model offered by Alloy Forms be appropraite for 1954?

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I looked on Wikipedia and other sources. All I can find is that dumpsters were introduced in the mid 1930s, popularized after WW2, and standardized (for fork pocket spacing and height) sometime later.

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I cannot find any pictures of early designs, or designs/styles with dates attached to them.

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I guess the dumpster historians don't have a very good society.

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Any thoughts?

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by wvg_ca on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:15 AM

I -think- that the older ones were quite a bit larger, that they were designed for six [or so] homes, while the later ones are small, and designed for single homes only ..

At least that's they way they went up here, older yellow steel ones, newer small green plastic [on wheels] newer ones ..

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:29 AM

I see their web site has one sitting on a 1955 Autocar truck.  I dunno, I don't remember dumpsters as a kid.

As far as home trash, it was burned in a burning barrel out back, or taken to the local dump.

http://scale-structures.com/af7088

Mike.

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Posted by j. c. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:53 AM

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.pa2886.photos.035741p/?co=hhfrom the look of the truck in back ground  this might be in that time . 

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Posted by wjstix on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:24 AM

From what I can find (and remember) I think the first dumpsters in the 1930's were used for industrial projects, like removing refuse from a building remodel or demolition. The more residential / commercial (like restaurants or schools etc.) dumpsters came along later, in the 1950's.

https://www.budgetdumpster.com/blog/who-invented-the-dumpster/

 

Stix

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