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From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
> D P Ingram wrote:
> > On 26 maj 2007, at 04.47, Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> > >> that exact same order! I moved about 300 milk boxes full of 78's...
> > For the benefit of those who are not Canadian, what is a "milk box". Is
> > it a box used to store milk bottles (?). And how big are them? We have
> > milk cartons but you'd not get a 78 rpm record in it, well you might,
> > but you first have to send it via U.S.P.S. in a plain envelope (or the
> > postal service of your choice) in a plain envelope sans packaging marked
> > fragile.
> Actually "milk crates", made of sturdy plastic and used by the milk company to
> ship large (what used to be gallon) jugs of milk to the grocer. Each one holds
> 4 of the large jugs. Until some time in the 70s these crates were large enough
> to hold 12" albums with ease, but the dairy industry conspired once it knew
> what record collectors were doing with their cases (stealing them from behind
> Macs Milk Stores) and foisted "metric" on us, so those crates shrank by about
> half inch. And no, they don't have photos of missing record collectors on the
Or, Gott sei dank, missing milk boxes...
Steven C. Barr
(who still awaits a visit from the "Greater Toronto Milk Box Police"...)