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    Cheap glass bottles

    I found a great source for amber/clear/blue glass bottles. Not lab grade quality glass but excellent storage bottles. No minimum orders too!
    examples; 1000ml amber bottle $2.08
    250ml amber bottle $.73

    You get the idea.
    Jeff

    http://www.specialtybottle.com

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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    Thanks!
    I still have a more than adequate supply of amber bottles courtesy of a pharmacist who saved his old Robitussin syrup bottles for me back in the 1970s, but if I lost them all I'd need more so this is good info to know!
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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    Since we're on the subject, I went to the local thrift store today, looking for some glass bottles for wet plate chemicals.
    For $5, I bought a variety of larger bottles, all between 750mL and 1,5L in size.
    I had no such luck with smaller bottles, though.

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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    I've been using their bottles for years, quality is great, the tops seal and so far they don't wear out.

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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    I keep my E6 chems in 1 pint (550ml) beer bottles with vacuum stoppers in them. As I was buying the beer anyway the bottles were free. And if I need some more, disposing of the beer is no hardship. For very small bottles I have the ones my kids paracetamol medicine comes in.

    For 750ml bottles drink some wine. If you need larger then go onto magnums of champagne, jeroboams etc.

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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    I used to use vodka and gin bottles to store wet plate chemicals. However, the last time I did this was with an absinthe bottle. I cleaned it with denatured alcohol but starting having issues with the chemical I put in it. After dumping it out I inspected the bottle and found thick slime on the inside of the bottle. After that I decided to stop being cheap with the recycled bottles. There are some expensive chemicals that go into those things!
    Good call on the beer bottles Dave, here's another website I found with great prices for beer bottles, some with the EZ cap attached.

    http://morebeer.com/category/beer-bo...equipment.html

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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    My favorite screw top, quart size, brown bottle is $1.95.... comes full of Coors Light...
    When I'm done with the bottle, it's still worth 5 cents !
    Bargain!
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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    Now, seriously.

    4-liter brown glass bottles are free for the asking at environmental labs. That's how I got mine. Smaller (1-liter) available, too.
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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    Those brown glass reagent bottles (and the clear white ones as well) are normally made of a hard. low-solubility glass that won't leach into the contents. Great containers if you can find them.

    Consumer-grade bottles are typically a softer glass, although unless you are storing Rodinal for years fragility is probably more of an issue than solubility.

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    Re: Cheap glass bottles

    Late to the game again, and I just bought 4 dusty brown bottles from B&H. At least I got free shipping.

    Perhaps I can assume they are clean...inside.
    sin eater

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