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The timeline of the cardboard box

The timeline of the cardboard box

By on Jun 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cardboard boxes are made up of thick, heavy, sturdy paper that is commonly known as cardboard. Box types vary from cereal boxes to storage boxes, to packaging boxes and food boxes. The cardboard box is widely used around the world. Here we look at the history of cardboard and corrugated cardboard boxes and how they came to be;   1817- The first cardboard box was made in England, by a man named Sir Malcolm Thornhill. The box wasn’t what we associate nowadays with ‘packaging’ boxes but rather resembled more of a shoebox. But his idea was to make a box using single sheets of cardboard. However, as a result, they were rather laborious to create, but that didn’t make them any less popular. 1840 – silk manufacturers started using cardboard boxes to transport moths and their eggs from Japan to Europe 1850 – the cardboard box went mainstream because the Kellogg Company started using it for their cereal packaging. 1856 – corrugated cardboard was invented. Two Englishmen, Edward C. Healy and Edward E. Allen patented corrugated cardboard, its purpose was to line the inside of hats. 1871 – American Albert L. Jones patented the single-sided corrugated board which was used by the packaging industry to wrap around fragile items such as bottles and glass lanterns. 1890 – Robert Gair, a printer and paper bag manufacturer in Brooklyn, America, accidentally invented the pre-cut cardboard box when he was supposed to be printing paper bags in 1890. The mistake happened when he accidentally shifted the metal ruler that was used to crease the bags and as a result cut the bags. Gair put two and two together and realised that he could create pre-cut cardboard boxes in one operation. 1895 – Robert Gair applied the same principle to corrugated board, thus inventing the corrugated cardboard box. The world welcomed his invention and soon the packaging industry started replacing wooden crates and boxes with corrugated cardboard boxes.   Cardboard boxes remain one of the simplest ways to move things from one place to another. Whether it’s a case of taking a juice box in your lunch box or you’re moving from one house to another, cardboard boxes help collect numerous amounts of...

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Cardboard Boxes and your child’s development

Cardboard Boxes and your child’s development

By on Jun 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“With nothing more than a little imagination, boxes can be transformed into forts or houses, spaceships or submarines, castles or caves. Inside a big cardboard box, a child is transported to a world of his or her own, one where anything is possible.”– National Toy Hall of Fame You don’t have to go to the extreme that the parents pictured in the photograph have done (see more on cardboardboxoffice.com) but a simple cardboard box can have your children, and maybe even you, entertained for hours on end. More than that though, a cardboard box build skills in children that the fancy toys in the shops or smartphones or tablets cannot. By being allowed to play with cardboard boxes children are encouraged to use their creativity, imagination and resourcefulness to build upon, transform and reinvent the basic cardboard box.  We’ve identified the following domains of development and how a cardboard box provides the learning dimensions that help with the child’s development; Physical Domain: when it comes to a child’s development the physical domain takes into account the body size, body proportions, appearance, motor development, coordination, perception capabilities and a child’s physical health. Cardboard boxes help development in this domain by teaching children about spatial awareness; how big they are in relation to the things around them. As a result, children are constantly testing their own size by crawling/ climbing in, through, around or over things. Cardboard boxes are often the perfect size for children to test this out on. Another aspect of the cardboard box that helps children with the physical domain is that cardboard boxes are often light-weight which enables young children to lift the boxes and move and manipulate them (this also helps empower the children because they can do it themselves). Cognitive domain: deals with a child’s development through processes and intellectual abilities which include attention, memory, problem-solving, imagination, creativity as well as everyday knowledge and language. Empowering your child is a good way of developing your child’s cognitive abilities. A cardboard box helps in this sense because it makes a child feel big. Children live in a world where everything is made for ‘big people’, so feeling big themselves helps empower them and build their confidence....

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