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Can Sanalan
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 - posted October 10, 2018 05:22 AM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Could somebody please point me in a direction where I can find 16mm storage boxes, the ones that look large pizza boxes?
Preferably a seller in the U.K. just to avoid overseas shipping but it’s not a must.

I have some reels out in the open and a couple in metal cans which to be honest I don’t like.

Thank you

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Robert Crewdson
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I make my own boxes; the problem is getting good quality cardboard. I think you can find Pizza boxes supplied in the UK if you Google. They are good for holding 2x16mm spools.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 10, 2018 06:16 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can
Items which appear to be no longer made.
However, here's a company which make sizes to order.
For instance, a box 14" x 14" x 3" with a top opening which will hold three 1600ft 16mm spools is £1.83 plus postage.
http://www.packingboxes.co.uk/bespoke-cardboard-boxes/

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Simon McConway
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Classic Home Cinema sells these.

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Dominique De Bast
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Simon I think they sell 8mm boxes, not 16mm ones.

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Simon McConway
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Sure I saw 16mm boxes listed as a new product?

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Robert Crewdson
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

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Maurice Leakey
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Classic's website says:_
JUST IN. 16mm 400ft card boxes. £1 each.
http://homeclassiccinema.moonfruit.com/16mm-films/4521267717

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Dominique De Bast
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Ah, great ! I looked in the Film Equipment section. Glad they add it.

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Maurice Leakey
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I note that Phil uses the expression "card" and not cardboard. So I wonder if these 16mm boxes are made of the thin white card often used for Super 8 films.
If so, they are, in my opinion not suitable for the heavier 400ft 16mm spools, particularly those made by Cecol in steel.

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Can Sanalan
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Thank you all for the info.
I think the link you sent Maurice is ideal. The fact you can customise the box is great.

I did try a pizza box once Robert, just wasn’t strong enough.

I came across these but they’re for films on cores not reels.

https://www.preservationequipment.com/Catalogue/Archival-Storage/Digital-Film/Film-Reel-Storage-Boxes

Thanks again everybody:)

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