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In a message dated 5/28/2007 8:12:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
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Well, in  the earliest days of mass delivery of milk to grocery stores,
metal crates  (made of a sort of very heavy wire) were used...and they,
themselves were  quite heavy. This would be mid-sixties and earlier,
and I think I still  have one among my massive archive of highly
miscellaneous  artifacts...!

...stevenc



I recall reading that Jim Walsh* kept his cylinders in such a milk  crate.
 
Don Chichester
 
* For those unfamiliar with the name, Jim Walsh wrote a monthly column in  
Hobbies magazine for several decades.  I drive by his former house in  Vinton, 
VA, at least once a week.  I never met him, however, as he had died  a few 
years before we moved to nearby Roanoke.
 



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