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Douglas W. Warren
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Does anyone sell plain white film boxes for 8mm reels? Back in the 1980's I remember buying boxes for reel sizes ranging from 50' all the way up to 400'. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers all,
Douglas [Smile]

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Douglas Meltzer
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Douglas,

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Derann sells one piece white cardboard boxes (pictured above) in 200', 400' and 600' sizes.
Steve Osborne at The Reel Image may still have some of the cardboard hinged types. Try calling him at 937-296-9036.

Doug

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John W. Black
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El Mar Plastics sells 2 piece boxes by the casee

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Beat em or burn em,they go up pretty quick

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Dan Lail
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Bags Unlimited sells plain white two piece boxes for audio tape which will accommodate film.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Dave Thomas Films sells nice white hinged boxes for 200' and 400'. I use them and paste my own original graphics on them Here is the link.
http://stores.ebay.com/DAVE-THOMAS-FILMS-AND-VINTAGE-VINYL?_rdc=1

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Joe Caruso
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And I buy these boxes all the time (when I can't have the originals) - Shorty

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Joerg Polzfusz
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Hi,

as you're in the USA: Tayloreel produces them for their 50ft reels:
http://www.tayloreel.com/eight.html
And Spectra is selling them for 200ft and 400ft reels:
http://www.spectrafilmandvideo.com/Products.html

Jörg

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Den Brown
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Cheers for this info. Been trying to source more white, hinged boxes for ages.

Does Dave Thomas ever reply to e-mails? I have e-mailed about his 400ft white hinged boxes so many times but never got a single reply.

Tried to source them elsewhere via Elmar Plastics but they wanted a minimum order of 20,000. I have a fair few films but not that many.

Thanks for the Bags Unlimited info. If you buy 25 boxes from them it works out cheaper than getting them from Dave Trappist Thomas.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Dave does reply. Here is a link to his 200' boxes on EBay. Try messaging him. He usually responds fast.
http://cgi.ebay.com/200-DELUXE-8MM-FILM-BOXES-Quantity-10-BRAND-NEW-/310227125478?pt=US_Film&hash=item483afa44e6

PatD

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Douglas W. Warren
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Thanks everyone for the replies and links.

Cheers,
Douglas [Wink]

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John W. Black
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Elmar has them listed in sets of 200 for $77

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Den Brown
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I could not find a price on the El Mar Plastics website so I e-mailed them.

Their reply: "Due to changes in demand for these products they have been discontinued and we have no stock. Special orders can be quoted for quantities of at least 20,000 pcs."

Has anybody actually bought any recently?

Is this the correct website?

http://www.elmarplastics.com/audiorel.htm

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Spencer Bradley
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I buy things from Moment Catcher Productions. They have pretty good prices and they are really fast with shipping.

http://www.momentcatcherproductions.com/page6.html

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Bill Brandenstein
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I have had problems getting communications out of David, too. That's not to say he's of bad repute -- he's totally trustworthy. But unless you are so blessed as to hear from him, your best bet is to simply buy the stuff he has listed, as is.

Haven't purchased from MomentCatcher, but love the site, and had a really good email exchange a few months ago.

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Den Brown
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Ignoring communication from people trying to give you money is not exactly sterling repute to shout from the rooftops about. No response over four years is pretty shabby in anyone's book. You say he'll dignify you with the basic, common courtesy of a reply if you buy something first. What sort of repute do you call that? If a seller does not wish to respond to messages from overseas, they should not claim to deal "worldwide", it's a pretty big planet.

From a June 2008 forum posting.....

Hello,

Does anyone know if Dave Thomas (Super8movieman on eBay) has a website proper? If so, what is the web address? Contacting him via eBay is pointless, nobody ever replies. I have e-mailed his eBay shop on and off over the past 18 months and never received a reply. A friend of mine also tried and heard nothing so I wondered if he only sold from eBay but communicated from elsewhere.

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Joerg Polzfusz
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Hi,

I found some more boxes:

For 35mm film:
http://www.preservationequipment.com/Store/Products/Archival-Storage/Photographic-Storage/Film-Reel-Storage-Boxes

For audio tapes:
http://www.preservationequipment.com/Store/Products/Archival-Storage/CD-$4-Digital-Storage/Audio-Tape-Boxes

For 16mm/35mm microfilm:
http://www.preservationequipment.com/Store/Products/Archival-Storage/CD-$4-Digital-Storage/Archival-Microfilm-Storage-Boxes

Some more for 16mm/35mm microfilm:
http://www.preservationequipment.com/Store/Products/Archival-Storage/Photographic-Storage/Infinity%E2%84%A2-Microfilm-Reel-Storage-Boxes

Jörg

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Den Brown
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Has anybody bought white, hinged boxes from these folk?

http://www.elmarplastics.com/audiorel.htm

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Joe Caruso
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If you want really nice white-hinged boxes, then connect with Steve Osborne at REEL IMAGE - He's the man to work business with - Best around - Shorty

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Thw audio box from preservationequipment is very expensive.

Just checked Spectra they sell:

200" for $1.85 (20 boxes) or $2.25/each
400" for $2.25 (20 boxes) or $2,75/each

link: http://www.spectrafilmandvideo.com/Products.html

cheers,

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Den Brown
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How much does Steve Osborne at Reel Image charge for 400ft white hinged boxes?

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Joe Caruso
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Not sure, can't be more that a couple of dollars - You know, I often get about half-dozen or so and seldom read the invoice. Sounds silly, but that's me, and I'm just happy with the product

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Den Brown
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Thanks, that's OK if you need a few but quite pricey if you want a lot. Simpler to source them from where dealers like Dave 'Can't Be Bothered To Give Someone The Courtesy Of A Reply To Their E-mail But Happy To Take Their Hard Earned Money' Thomas buys them wholesale.

Mr. Black above says El Mar Plastics sell them at 38 cents each (for 200), unfortunately, I cannot find this pricing on their site:

http://www.elmarplastics.com/audiorel.htm

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