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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    When Lomography buys kodak-Alaris from bankruptcy in a few years from bad new management they will... Hah!
    That would of course leave all the former Kodak Limited employees without any assets to fund their pensions.

    When you say "Hah", I assume you find that funny Stone.

    The Kodak UK pension plan bought that business as a going concern, along with all of Eastman Kodak's colour paper business.

    Do you want that to disappear as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Haha! I always move it to a new bottle because the child proof lid lock fails to function after a while, that's the main reason, I do this with ilford chems too.

    The nifty antique bottle is just cause it makes the process more fun. Makes me feel like I'm "back in the day" after all part of why we do this is the joy of the process.
    I agree they're kind of cool. Hey, my wife and I spent much of the weekend at Anachrocon and I used to be in the SCA. I'm down with old stuff.

    I put Ilford chems in other bottles. I don't know if it's the lid that leaks air once the seal is removed or the bottle, but you can squeeze the air out and seal the bottle cap for all you're worth and it will expand again and developer will die. I lost more than 1/2 bottle of Harman WT developer this way. My next bottle went in two separate brown darkroom bottles (yeah, glass is better, but I have these and I can squeeze the air out and, WTH, they work well enough.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    But seriously those brown square bottles would be PERFECT!
    The Schott company does not only make the classic cylindrical, brown, glass lab bottles bottles, but the same in a cuboid version too

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    The squared off ones make a lot of sense for stocking manufacturers, shippers, retailers etc. because they save on wasted space compared to round bottles. But for home I don't see as it matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    That would of course leave all the former Kodak Limited employees without any assets to fund their pensions.

    When you say "Hah", I assume you find that funny Stone.

    The Kodak UK pension plan bought that business as a going concern, along with all of Eastman Kodak's colour paper business.

    Do you want that to disappear as well?
    Laws in place prevent pensions from disappearing, that only happens if the company illegally raids the funds. Otherwise the pension monies are already safe and secure in an account, regardless of what happens to the company.

    Of course I don't want it to happen, but the true reality of a situation and what we want, aren't always the same. I had high hopes for Alaris, but not sure now, we shall see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    The Schott company does not only make the classic cylindrical, brown, glass lab bottles bottles, but the same in a cuboid version too
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Laws in place prevent pensions from disappearing, that only happens if the company illegally raids the funds. Otherwise the pension monies are already safe and secure in an account, regardless of what happens to the company.

    Of course I don't want it to happen, but the true reality of a situation and what we want, aren't always the same. I had high hopes for Alaris, but not sure now, we shall see...
    Maybe US law is different, but certainly the security of UK pensions depends upon the investment abilities of the pension trustees. Pension monies are definitely not "safe and secure in an account". MattKing is correct, if pension money is held (entirely properly and legitimately) in Alaris shares, and Alaris fails, so do the pensions.

    Please get you facts correct. (And, FTM, what makes you so dubious about Alaris's prospects ? )

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    In the UK pensions are guaranteed by the state up to a certain limit, in case of demise of the emplyoing company or pension fund:

    http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/safety-of...ension-schemes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Sintchak (rich815) View Post
    Lantern slides! I gotta start doing some of those!
    I actually saw an ad for very old unexposed lantern slides a few months ago. I almost bought it just for fun but wasn't sure the box was really unopened. So I passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Laws in place prevent pensions from disappearing, that only happens if the company illegally raids the funds. Otherwise the pension monies are already safe and secure in an account, regardless of what happens to the company.

    Of course I don't want it to happen, but the true reality of a situation and what we want, aren't always the same. I had high hopes for Alaris, but not sure now, we shall see...
    Pensions both public and private can and do disappear or shrink, beyond any illegal activity. Unfunded or underfunded pension liability is a major crisis in the US. Kodak USA employees took a big hit. It's happening everywhere, cities and states too. Some may well call it a crime, but judges don't seem to agree. Look it up.



 

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