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    Anyone need some brown bottles (in Australia)?

    I am planning to order some brown/amber bottles from a local bunch here who supply a million different types of bottles, jars, etc. Only problem is that their minimum order is $100. One option would be to go in with one or two others who also want some nice bottles for storing developers etc.
    My own main requirement is 25 x 500ml bottles + wadded caps, which will cost about $22, so the prices aren't too bad. I may also get some 1litre bottles...
    Would anyone be interested in joining in the order? The link to the relevant website with catalog is below:
    http://www.plasdene.com.au/
    Brisbane people would obviously be easiest to get the bottles to, but I could also post some elsewhere in the country for not too many dollars I imagine.
    Please let me know if you are interested.
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    Ian, many years ago I was in a position to get about 100 500ml brown bottles. They were the poison type with the fluted or ribbed edges, I did get them. The poison glass bottles are far stronger than normal glass bottles, I'm not sure about any cost difference though.

    I did find one problem, marbles!

    To be precise, the neck opening was very small and required me to go through my three plastic ice-cream containers, to get my smallest marbles.

    I use glass marbles to top up the liquid, I find this a better and infinitely cheaper method than using any inert or not so inert gases.

    Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
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    I use glass marbles to top up the liquid, I find this a better and infinitely cheaper method than using any inert or not so inert gases.

    Mick.
    Do you have to clean the marbles when mixing up a new batch? Or just rinse?
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    Ian,
    I have purchased from the same company. I purchased WINCHESTER 1 litre bottles and various other size bottle for my Silver nitrate and salting solutions. The invoice total was $59.15. The sign stated minimum cash sale $100.00 the staff didn't seem to mind at all. I don't know how far Virginia is from you, It may be worth a trip though. Also you must purchase lids.......Have a look at the above bottles(winchester)
    If you do need to freight something look at Greyhound (the bus company) They can freight large items a good rates. I have had two enlargers and a processor shipped from Victoria to me.
    Hope this helps
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    Thanks Mick. Yes, I was looking at the poison bottles, but Plasdene's minimum quantity of those is 1000, or some other very large number. There is another supplier on the other side of town that may do a smaller tray size, so I may have another look at their catalog...

    Time to raid the kids' marble jars!

    Ian

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    Ian, many years ago I was in a position to get about 100 500ml brown bottles. They were the poison type with the fluted or ribbed edges, I did get them. The poison glass bottles are far stronger than normal glass bottles, I'm not sure about any cost difference though.

    I did find one problem, marbles!

    To be precise, the neck opening was very small and required me to go through my three plastic ice-cream containers, to get my smallest marbles.

    I use glass marbles to top up the liquid, I find this a better and infinitely cheaper method than using any inert or not so inert gases.

    Mick.

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    Hi Pat
    Virginia is not too far away, so I may just go for a spin and talk to them. If I smile nicely, maybe they will forget the minimum order sizes!
    Ian

    Quote Originally Posted by largeformat pat View Post
    Ian,
    I have purchased from the same company. I purchased WINCHESTER 1 litre bottles and various other size bottle for my Silver nitrate and salting solutions. The invoice total was $59.15. The sign stated minimum cash sale $100.00 the staff didn't seem to mind at all. I don't know how far Virginia is from you, It may be worth a trip though. Also you must purchase lids.......Have a look at the above bottles(winchester)
    If you do need to freight something look at Greyhound (the bus company) They can freight large items a good rates. I have had two enlargers and a processor shipped from Victoria to me.
    Hope this helps
    Pat

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    Fotch, I rinse after use, then soak in a container of water for a time, usually about ½ an hour, rinse again, then put away for another day.

    Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Fagan View Post
    Fotch, I rinse after use, then soak in a container of water for a time, usually about ½ an hour, rinse again, then put away for another day.

    Mick.
    Thanks. Sounds easy enough.
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