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    These things do multiply don't they? The uses are as many as your imagination. Paper backing gets tossed but the spools live in a box marked "spools".

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    I store my fishing flies in the clear cans, the black canisters go into a box in the DR for future use when I roll film. I reroll the paper backing and use it to teach newbies how to load a 120 camera, I've even sent them out to people on accasion who request them for testing cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    I use my 35mm canisters for pot!

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    I never thought of that use for 35mm cans.

    I keep a couple them in the cases with my underwater cameras for batteries and all the water proof caps that I have to take on and off the cameras when I dive them.

    I keep a few on a shelf over the computer for just in case, my wife uses some to keep crafting supplies in, and I have donated some to her that she has passed to her digital crafting friends. All the rest on my 35mm cans go into the recycle bin along with the 120 spools, cardboard film boxes and the plastic boxes that slides come back in. Backing paper goes in the trash along with Polaroid tear offs.

    I really hope there is no one out there using these things to make Geocaches, the last thing the Geocaching world needs is more 35mm caches.
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    I use my 35mm canisters for pot!

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    So when do we start a "blind canister exchange" ?

    I can be in if needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    I use my 35mm canisters for pot!

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    A long time ago in a previous century all Kodachrome in Canada was sold "processing included" and came with a free envelope that could be used to mail the exposed film to the nearest Kodak processing laboratory.

    On a reasonably regular basis, someone would get the brilliant idea of putting pot into the plastic cannisters and mailing same to another address (not Kodak's) using the Kodak envelope.

    Unfortunately they didn't count on the fact that the Post Office saw such high volumes of those envelopes that they would tend to just automatically send the envelopes to the nearest Kodak lab without reading the address on the envelope.

    Kodak would open all of those cannisters in extremely subdued light (people do the stupidest things with film) so the staff in that part of the lab would discover the contents of the cannisters essentially by feel.

    In that earlier, more innocent time, some of the staff were a bit freaked out by their discoveries!

    The RCMP would be called, and in some cases the contraband would be replaced and then the package would be sent along, in the hope that someone would claim the contents, and thus incriminate themselves.

    It was a simpler time then ....
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    HAHA thats a very interesting tidbit Matt!

    I reuse the canisters when I reload new cassettes. My grandparents used to load them up with quarters to buy their daily paper with.

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    Thinking of winding backing paper back on to empty 120 spools and Ebay-ing the package to people who want to do homeopathic photography.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

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    Make rockets for the kids: go outside, put a teaspoon of bicarb soda in the canister, pour in a little vinegar, pop the lid on, put it upside down on a concrete path, stand back and wait 30 seconds. Four metres is about the highest we've managed to shoot one. Lots of fun for ten year olds. Make sure they stand back...

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    I have a metal one that I used to store tooth powder in for my foot locker display when I was in Germany in the army.That would be about 1960/'61.I still have it.Ron G

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    [QUOTE=Maris;1226717]Thinking of winding backing paper back on to empty 120 spools.../QUOTE]

    I do this with quite a few. When the 8x10x 250 sheet old paper box I store them in gets full, they start to get tossed again.

    I have masking taped unspooled 120 backing paper over cracks around doors in motels bathrooms to turn them into light tight changing rooms, so I could change film holders before the sun went down before.

    I also have used old backing paper as overlapping edgess for panels that get pushed into window openings when I want to turn the laundry room adjacent to the darkroom into a temporary darkroom when I make 20x24" prints.

    The spools and backing paper are used when I reload them with 35mm film, for a image including sprokect holes and edge markings effect, when shot in a 120 roll film camera.

    I also have slit down 70mm bulk film and reloaded 120 film this way.
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