Re: Alternative uses of film canisters
Ron E. Goble (ao234@DAYTON.WRIGHT.EDU)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 08:24:33 -0400
> With as many other choices that are safer for storing food products
> why risk using film canisters?
> The health problems that could arise from the use of film canisters
> for food are probably minimal, but they do exist. Exposing yourself to
There is silver and mercury in film, neither of which you want to ingest.
> If the issue is re-use of these canisters most photofinishers recycle
> them to Kodak or whoever their supplier is. Many years ago I saw a
> list of uses of these canisters, I would like to see how many creative
> non-food uses the list can come up with.
> They are great for holding small quantities of paint for models.
When you use them for this purpose, push the canister in to the cup in
the center of a spray can cover for added stability.
They are also great for holding small parts. I have several of them for
Pinewood derby, Spare axles in one, weights in another, screws, etc.
Also use them as first aid kits, put sealed band-aids, etc, inside them.
Watertight and compact. Also store matches to keep them dry. There are
many uses for these canisters, but food use is not one of them.
My 2 cents worth
Colonel Ron Goble
Pack 65 Xenia Ohio
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City