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Jun 6

Mountmaking Forum ›Specimen Boxes


Pedro Viegas 6/13/11


Does anyone know of suppliers for small, clear acrylic boxes for specimens storage in the UK? The ones we currently use are excellent and cheap but come from Portugal and i need some in urgency.  Thanks Pedro Viegas Fossil Preparator University of Bristol



Pamela Gaible 6/13/11

Pedro, University Products carries a clear heavy polyester box w/lid for storage with metal corners - good for smaller or lighter weight objects. Acrylic box or cube can be purchased thru www.artdisplay.com... These are both east coast companyies. Not sure if they will ship to the UK. 








Durphy Packaging has a good selection but it's also in the US.


Joanne White Curator Musée Héritage Museum



Field, George RBCM:EX




Here on the west coast of Canada we usually use a plastic box manufactured by a company called Durphy packaging, their web site, http://www.durphypkg.com/plastic-boxes-containers/plastic-boxes.html. For large boxes we have been going to polycarbonate boxes with lids from a restaurant supply company. These have been economical and are very sturdy. Hope this is of some help.





Field, George RBCM:EX



Hi again Pedro,

In case it is of any help, I contacted Durphy packaging in the USA,I asked if they had a UK distributor, their response is as follows-


Good day George,

I’m sorry we do not have anyone in the UK.

We can and do ship anywhere in the world from our facility in the US.

Is there something specific I can help you with?


Michael Durphy

Durphy Packaging Company

47 Richard Road

Ivyland,   PA     18974



You could email and ask him directly.

George Field




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