Re: NANFA-- Before Plastic Bags
Fri, 4 Aug 2000 17:48:01 EDT

In a message dated 8/4/2000 3:34:20 PM, writes:


Before the advent of small plastic bags, how were fish commonly transported

among aquarists ? >>

When I was first keeping fish in 1942, I would get my fish from the fish
store either in cardboard containers like Chinese food comes in or in glass
jars. The local shop would welcome jars with lids and supply some from their
stock if you did not bring your own plus a few extras. I made a wooden
carrying box (a la William T. Innes) to carry home on the Staten Island ferry
from Manhattan and had either the Chinese food type containers or glass pint
and quart jars inside to carry the fish. Believe me, plastic bags are much
better. Many leaky dripping paper bags were carried on the ferry and bus. I
even carried home metal frame glass slate bottom aquaria on the bus. Remember
gas rationing?

Lee Harper

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