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#89842 - 03/29/07 06:33 PM Source genuine milk crates
chuuucky Offline

Registered: 04/13/01
Posts: 17
Loc: southern CA
I think I may remember maybe 2 or 3 years ago, someone had posted a source for those real-deal genuine plastic milk crates (with stainless steel rim ). Now that I need a few, my checking the intrepid ETS archivesd reveals no source frown . Can someone please help? Many thanks in advance. cm.

#89869 - 03/29/07 10:26 PM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: chuuucky]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I have owned several "real-deal" plastic milk crates, with the name/logo of the company moulded in, I found them on the side of the road,. But I have never seen one with a stainless steel rim. Interesting. Some are marked in such a way that possession by other than the milk company itself is supposed to be illegal, meaning that they don't sell them or give them away. The only ones I have seen with a steel rim were all metal, no plastic at all...

#89889 - 03/30/07 02:17 AM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: chuuucky]
ironraven Offline
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I was the guy looking for them, and I guess that far back didn't make it over when we switched the the new software.

Uline has them, but you have to order about a pallet's worth. There are a couple other places, but it's the same story. Short of committing a misdemeanor, I don't think you can buy just one.

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#89891 - 03/30/07 02:22 AM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: ironraven]
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No, but like OBG stated, he has found some along the highways. I have always found them by walking along riverbanks of rivers that have towboats operating upon them. That means the Mississippi River, Red River, Arkansas River, and many others.
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#89895 - 03/30/07 02:35 AM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: wildman800]
OldBaldGuy Offline

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Rivers are probably a better source than highways. Falling from a truck going 55-70 mph causes nasty road rash...

#89896 - 03/30/07 02:47 AM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: wildman800]
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I was the one who sweated and wore my poor little fingers to the bone to get that information. HAD I KNOWN that the info was going to be dumped into cyberspace as teeny, tiny pieces of debris, I would have printed it out and saved it!

However, I think this is the place:


And if it is the place, they do sell by the single crate, and the price at the time was $16 each. And I think I did ask about the 24-quart crates, rather than the smaller ones.

Sue, who faintly remembers the word 'pacific' in the name...

p.s. If this is the place, please post and let everyone know, including me, okay?

#89919 - 03/30/07 09:34 AM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: chuuucky]
gallihand Offline

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 19
Loc: Northern NJ

I haven't bought anything from them but it appears they sell single crates, however the ones from rehrigpacific look sturdier but I can't tell without comparing. If I can find two legal samples I'll compare a little.

#89930 - 03/30/07 03:08 PM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: Susan]
chuuucky Offline

Registered: 04/13/01
Posts: 17
Loc: southern CA
Susan: yeah, I thought I remembered your having supplied this info back when, thanks for checking-in with your very helpful information. You can bet I will share results of my email to this link when received. Since my needs are small in quantity (4 to 6 units) we shall see what is possible. Thanks very much for your assistance. Thanks to others who have shared their ideas and comments; keep 'em coming please. cm.

#89948 - 03/30/07 08:27 PM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: chuuucky]
KTOA Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 86
Loc: SoCal
It was Melmat -- $17.38 for one.


Also, the cardboard boxes that copier paper is shipped in fit almost perfectly into a 24 quart container. With a little tape it makes a good liner for the crate.

Edited by KTOA (03/30/07 08:33 PM)
Edit Reason: Cardboard box add

#89991 - 03/31/07 03:15 AM Re: Source genuine milk crates [Re: KTOA]
LED Offline

Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
i got my milkcrates from a lady who is a caterer and has access to restaurant supply stores. she got them used for $1 a piece. too bad i moved from the neighborhood and don't know her anymore. anyway, i'd say ask someone from a catering,party supply, or beverage supply business as they primarily use milk crates to tote all their plates, food, etc. to events. i'm sure they have access to used crates for very cheap.

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