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Posted by Can Sanalan (Member # 5988) on October 10, 2018, 05:22 AM:
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 itís not a must.
I have some reels out in the open and a couple in metal cans which to be honest I donít like.
Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on October 10, 2018, 06:08 AM:
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.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 10, 2018, 06:16 AM:
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.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 10, 2018, 06:32 AM:
Classic Home Cinema sells these.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 10, 2018, 06:40 AM:
Simon I think they sell 8mm boxes, not 16mm ones.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on October 10, 2018, 07:43 AM:
Sure I saw 16mm boxes listed as a new product?
Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on October 10, 2018, 09:10 AM:
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 10, 2018, 10:07 AM:
Classic's website says:_
JUST IN. 16mm 400ft card boxes. £1 each.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on October 10, 2018, 10:21 AM:
Ah, great ! I looked in the Film Equipment section. Glad they add it.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on October 10, 2018, 01:38 PM:
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.
Posted by Can Sanalan (Member # 5988) on October 10, 2018, 02:13 PM:
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 wasnít strong enough.
I came across these but theyíre for films on cores not reels.
Thanks again everybody:)
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