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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
> Thornton Hagert wrote:
>> Oh, for the Good-Old-Days when milk-crates were milk-crates !
> Not really. They were made of wire then and totally unsuitable for
> anything but glass quart bottles. .
I actually have one of those "wire" milk boxes out in my garage! As you
note, it isn't good for 78's. The "golden age" of milk boxes was in the
mid-seventies, at least in the Toronto area...Sealtest used what look to
be fiberglas boxes, which are VERY durable...they were red in colour.
There was a "second issue" of the newer smaller boxes...these are very
hard to find, and are green in colour...! However, I was given about 300
or so of the red ones, by a variety-store owner...he had been "caught"
with them when the size was changed, and as a result the dairy no longer
wanted them (nor would they pay his deposit on them...!).
Steven C. Barr