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Howard Burr stored his large film collection in whatever containers were handy. Film shipping boxes are not such an unusual choice, but what about trash cans?  Between each reel inside the trash cans, he put a piece of cardboard, cut from whatever was handy.  What follows is only a small percentage of the cardboard discs we found.

The films don’t seem to have suffered ill-effects from being stored with the cardboard, which probably absorbed some humidity before it could harm the film.