|What IS a skid?|
Generally the definition of a skid seems to be commonly thought to be synonymous with a pallet. A skid is a low mobile platform on which goods are placed for ease of movement, etc. To be more clear – a skid is more commonly defined as a single deck pallet – one that has a top deck but not a bottom one.
The modern pallet turns up in a patent for pallets on November 7, 1939. Pallets had been developed in specific cases before that by adding a bottom deck to a skid.
What this means is that – while specific individual companies MAY have a pallet of their own design we can be pretty sure that a “low mobile platform on which goods are placed” used on a layout prior to WWII will be pretty much a skid.