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    Looking for brown bottles

    I'm looking for sources for brown glass jugs that would be suitable for use as developer and fixer storage in my darkroom. Beer bottles are not really acceptable, and I remember seeing brown gallon jugs somewhere, sometime in my past. But I can't seem to find any for sale. Can anyone help, point out a source, etc.?

    I would prefer glass to brown plastic.

    Thanks to all who reply.

    With best regards,

    Stephen S. Mack

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    Antique Stores usally have some also some "junk" stores
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    I've gotten some good dark glass bottles that held spring water. The water's good, and then the bottle is too.
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    Don't know if this works in the US - but in the UK just pop into any pharmacist (drug store) and they'll sell you empty bottles up to 500ml for a few pence. Bigger bottles, 1 litre and 2 litre, occassionally bigger, are used for 'Calpol' - a syrup with paracetamol in it used for kids. You have to ask them to save you the empties. They sell gallons of this stuff a week, so it doesn't take long...

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    This is where I get most of my amber bottles and jugs:

    http://www.alkemlab.com

    I do have another company I've bought from too but forgot to bookmark it.

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    google Boston Rounds, and you should come up with several places that sell that sort of thing. I just can't remember the name of the online store i bought a case from a year or so ago , or i would pass along the link
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Up to 32 oz
    http://www.pelletlab.com/lab_supplies_pipettes.htm
    Also a lot of other stuff, including owl pellets, cool

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    I have used Specialty Bottle several times and never had a problem.

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    At my university (and really any university or college with any bio/physics/chem/engineering departments) we routinely discard big brown bottles, typically 1 or 5 or 10L. They are most typically used for high vapor-pressure solvents such as acetone, isopropanol, methanol and other alcohols, so they are very easily cleaned. Smaller bottles of nastier organic substances should be avoided, but the alcohol bottles are ideal.... and usually free to a good home. Typically, if I walk down the halls by the labs I can pick up a dozen of them at a time. I take a cautious whiff to be sure nothing was mixed in (don't ever trust labels!) and take what I like. Why not recycle?!

    P.S. C'ville isn't that far from Dillwyn...
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    Why no beer bottles?

    I get 500mL and 1L amber beer bottles at a local homebrewing store for $2 each. They have nice, reclosable wire tops that are impossible to lose and can be operated with one hand. If you don't have a homebrowing store, any decent pub should carry some kind of beer in the "good" bottles, which is probably pretty expensive for beer but hey, good bottles.
    f/22 and be there.

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