Just like every type of facial tissue is referred to as a Kleenex™, or a tube containing lip balm a Chapstick™, proprietary eponyms are present in the scanning business too. Since the dawn of time, or in this case, 1917, businesses and organizations have been storing paper records in Bankers Boxes™.
Invented in Chicago by a man named Harry Fellowes, these folded cardboard containers have been heavily adopted as the preferred way to transport and store paper documents. They haven’t fundamentally changed over the years, they are still the same size they have always been, 27Cm high, 32Cm wide and 42Cm deep.
Of course, anything successful has its imitators, and these are no exception. In researching this article, I located boxes manufactured by no less than 8 different companies in our shop. Still, of the roughly 2000 boxes in our facility as this is written at least 50% were genuine Bankers Boxes™.
Why would this make any difference to a digitizing service bureau? There are a few very valid reasons for this.
I’m pretty sure Harry didn’t visualize how his boxes would be used 105 years in the future, but we salute his invention all the same!
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