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I have a pair of brass film casettes still loaded with Agepe FF Dokumentenfilm (expiration date Aug 1969) still in the aluminum two roll can. I recently developed another roll that had been partially exposed and know it fogs so using it is out. Should I throw out the film so I can reload the casettes with 50 ex loads (I have a IIIs--purchased in 1968 for $45 by the way--and a late B) or should I sell them on eBay and buy ten or twenty plastic ones from Minox Lab. As you can tell, I am not into collecting Minox, I like to use it.
-- Ken Trettin (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 1999
Dont throw out the film, if it was factory loaded film. If you want to sell, better keep the whole package intact as it is.
The brass cassette can load more film, but not as easy to use as the plastic ones, because you have to tape the lids.
-- martin tai (email@example.com), April 28, 1999.
Martin, I guess all of my cassettes are old ones; they all have to be taped. I find it most convient to prepare tape in the following manner: I have a roll of USPS label 106-A ; it's the tape that is a series of Priority Mail labels to wrap around boxes (the local postmaster gave it to me). It is quite thin and about 48 mm wide. I place a strip of it on a piece of old self-adhesive label liner making sure to lay it down smoothly and without much pressure. When spooling film I cut up several pieces about 3-4 mm wide. The tape peels off the liner easily and is just the right length to seal the sides of the film cassette or to attach the end of the film to the take-up spool.
-- Ken Trettin (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 13, 1999.