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35mm Film Canisters
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Mar 26, 2020 1:38pm
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Does anyone have a good source for 35mm film canisters? I'd like to buy a bunch, preferably with the lids that go over the edge of the canister, not with the lids that you press inside the canister.
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Reply to: #984906 by nosox
Mar 26, 2020 2:43pm
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Check eBay. They have a ton. Keep scrolling. Different prices. Different offers, etc. I believe those lids are on the inside but they have all kinds.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/50PCS-35mm-Plastic-Film-Canister-with-Lids-Storage-Container-Empty-Bottle-Black/264654357045?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3d9ea10235:g:L6IAAOSwl-hdX6JF
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Reply to: #984906 by nosox
Mar 26, 2020 6:33pm
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What are these...”film” canisters you speak of?
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Reply to: #984913 by Dawgdok
Mar 27, 2020 5:56am
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Reply to: #984906 by nosox
Mar 27, 2020 6:17am
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Do film canisters work well for small stamps? What about pill bottles? I’d like to reduce, reuse, recycle, but no point in using recycled containers if they don’t work well.
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Reply to: #984925 by detective
Mar 27, 2020 6:25am
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I love them for small stamps. They are inexpensive, and small, so they are easy to hide. I use them for single stamps that are part of a series. The container may not always be waterproof, but an unmounted stamp is certainly waterproof, and if it gets wet it can easily be wiped off before using. I would not use a film canister for a logbook, but I suppose it's certainly possible if the logbook were in a ziplock.
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Reply to: #984925 by detective
Mar 27, 2020 7:10am
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I tried pill bottles.
I had them hanging on trees off the ground by at least five feet.
Moisture got in and ruined my stamps.
YMMV

I've found exterior snap lid film canister stamps in good condition.
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Reply to: #984928 by Grrly Girl
Mar 27, 2020 9:11am
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Moisture got in and ruined my stamps.

How did moisture ruin your stamps? I've found a ton of wet stamps and they are always fine after you dry them off.
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Reply to: #984906 by nosox
Mar 27, 2020 9:23am
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As a diabetic, I collect the little black containers that my testing strips come in. The lids snap tight and I tested them for leaks but they stay dry inside. They are about the same size as film containers, so I'd suggest hitting up all your diabetic friends...:-)
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Reply to: #984937 by Gypsy Fiddler
Mar 27, 2020 10:08am
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the little black containers that my testing strips come in.

Those are more reliable than film canisters.

One other item of about that size is a waterproof match container:

https://www.sosproducts.com/product-p/54390.htm

However, if you get one of these, I recommend taking it to AutoZone or some similar auto parts store and replacing the rubber seal with a standard O-ring. The original rubber seal rots in about five minutes and falls off, and then your match container is decidedly not waterproof. A standard automotive O-ring will last much longer.
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Reply to: #984933 by MissMoon
Mar 27, 2020 4:14pm
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carving medium wasn't good.
it was MasterCarve.
it masterfully disintegrated after two years of freeze/thaw cycles.
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Reply to: #984961 by Grrly Girl
Mar 27, 2020 4:38pm
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it was MasterCarve.
it masterfully disintegrated after two years of freeze/thaw cycles.

Ahhhh. Thought it might be that.
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Reply to: #984940 by Kirbert
Mar 27, 2020 8:09pm
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One other item of about that size is a waterproof match container:

https://www.sosproducts.com/product-p/54390.htm

However, if you get one of these, I recommend taking it to AutoZone or some similar auto parts store and replacing the rubber seal with a standard O-ring. The original rubber seal rots in about five minutes and falls off, and then your match container is decidedly not waterproof. A standard automotive O-ring will last much longer.

I endorse this post. I've got match containers that have been in the wild for years - no leaks. Diabetic strip containers too. Fantastic.

35mm film cans are next to worthless waterproof -wise. I don't use them anymore. Even if moisture won't hurt the stamp it can - and will - ruin the log book.