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Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 28, 2018, 01:04 PM:
 
As a relatively new collector to 16mm i just wanted to ask what may be a scilly question, i wont getting that many of these films but i want to ensure i dont put too much stress on the bottom ones, i know they need to be laid flat but how many films do you boys and girls say would be a reasonable stack to store them please, as you can see i have spread mine out to what i feel is correct but i have seen some images where they are stacked 10 or more. [Wink]
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on January 28, 2018, 01:53 PM:
 
My 16mm features live on steel racks, arranged for each shelf to hold twelve single spools in, usually, cardboard boxes.
Of course, stored horizontally.
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 28, 2018, 02:50 PM:
 
I have mine on single shelve,
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Hopefully i may be able to place a couple more on top except where card boxes are used?
 
Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on January 28, 2018, 03:02 PM:
 
If one has a lot of titles wouldn’t it be easier to store them vertically for easier access? How did tv stations store entire seasons of series?
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 28, 2018, 03:35 PM:
 
i did wonder about this but,(i could be wrong here),i have read that with 16mm films the weight of the film can cause sagging, hence why ive laid them flat [Wink]
 
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on January 29, 2018, 02:17 AM:
 
Horizontal is the preferred way. Here's a pic of the shelves at the BFI archive at Berkhamsted.
https://silentlondon.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/bfiarchive.jpg
 
Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on January 29, 2018, 11:38 AM:
 
Ok I guess I’ll be changing mine.
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 29, 2018, 12:25 PM:
 
Blimy thats a great archive. To think there are peopke with that many films in there collection.
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 29, 2018, 12:26 PM:
 
Blimy thats a great archive. To think there are peopke with that many films in there collection.
 


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