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Re: [ARSCLIST] Shelf stack (box) archiving of 10" 78rpm disks

Actually, a cheaper varient of the milk box is widely available at stores that cater to college kids, maybe Ikea, too. The kids use them for shelving and storage, stacking them several-high in dorm rooms. They are a cheap varient, at least the ones I've seen, with too much open space as compared to the more closed (and thus stronger) sides and bottom of a real dairy crate.

Unless milk is delivered in a very different manner across the pond, I would suspect there are milk crates being used. If they are, there is a European source.

The milk crates I have are non-ideal for 12" records but perfect for 10" records. I line the bottoms and sides with Fedex bubble-wrap mailing envelopes for extra cushioning.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "D P Ingram" <darren@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Shelf stack (box) archiving of 10" 78rpm disks

I know about your milk boxes from 78-L :) But sadly I doubt they are sourceable through official channels, especially for affordable shipment to Europe.

BW Darren
On 22 apr 2009, at 05.57, Steven C. Barr wrote:

----- Original Message ----- From: "D P Ingram" <darren@xxxxxxxxx>
Does anyone have recommendations for deep archive storage (on pallets and then on pallet racking) for "archive box" type cardboard boxes for 10" records ? This "archive box" is preferred as it is more weight manageable and easier to remove if any accession is required.

Have seen something after a lot of searching here: http://www.downstairsrecords.com/accessories/ but other views welcomed as well as any non US suppliers as we are based in Europe. (Shipping some pallets from the USA in a month or so's time, so that's always an option also).

My half-vast 78 accumulation (c. 54,000 records) is stored in "milk  boxes"...the
heavy plastic crates used to transport milk to grocery stores and  such. These
are in turn stacked on "pallets" (I need more of those, BTW) in case  any water
appears on the basement floors...this provides about 6" of dry space  below
the bottom layer of milk boxes!

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