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    Posted 11 years ago

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    mfg. by goldberg bros. denver.colo. pat. des 108.941 icc32b on the side.
    monogram also on side. all raised embossed lettering..see p[ic. of lock tab made with hasp has be positioned right to open cannister..7"W x @16" H also it is octagonal case see picture.. can anyone tell me more about this item and value???

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    1. tikiray tikiray, 11 years ago
      My first job, when I was 16, was working at a movie theater. When new movies came in I would drive downtown and pick them up from the bus station (yes, they came by bus lol). They were in cases just like yours. They were so heavy that I could only carry one at a time to my car. The typical movie came in two of these and it was spliced together. Now, this was back in the early 1990's, so as far as value... I don't know.... as far as age..... it could have been one I carried around in 1992. Goldberg Brothers is still in business today. It is cool piece to have.
    2. JDimmock, 11 years ago
      Theatres which haven't converted to digital still use these things. Some come in plastic-coated boxes, alternatively.
      These can generally hold four reels with some trailers from the distributor tossed on top. I think *once* I saw someone had crammed 5 reels into it and it was a PAIN to get out. Each reel is usually 20 mins, meaning 90 minute films are 5 reels and Grindhouse was 11 or 12 reels I think.
    3. Jill P, 11 years ago
      This looks really cool! Are you thinking of cleaning it/restoring it or leaving it as is?
    4. Aaron, 11 years ago
      Looks like something from the Dharma Initiative...
    5. Donald Husar, 11 years ago
      I just found one of these at a swap meet. Very good shape, just a little rust. I paid $6 for it. Question: Should I restore it or leave it as is?
    6. Kevin, 11 years ago
      I just sold 3 of these @ $80 each... older than yours , but still something worth A) holding on to or B) taking the time to find the right buyer... alot of movie buffs or those affluent enough to have their own home theatre love them and the reels for decor
    7. Skip, 11 years ago
      They are still being manufactured in Colorado by Goldberg brothers
    8. Fishermancwt, 10 years ago
      This appears to be a multi-reel 18 MM or 35 MM film canister from the time after the nitrate film was replaced with Cellulose formula. The container is supposed to be light tight but not fire proof and insulated. Leave as is as the value is accented by the patina on it. I have two such containers and the older ones are real cool.

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