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Rubber Bands Around Music Rolls
By Lee Munsick

When I got to the point of having several thousand rolls I had to
innovate some storage methods.  I produced makeshift shelves of 1/4"
Masonite, which cut down on wasted vertical space that was lost to 3/4"
wood shelving.  The weight of the rolls above tended to hold the rolls

By simply lifting the adjacent roll, one eased that pressure.  But
there was still the question of how to slide the desired roll toward
one without punching through the box bottom or messing up the box ends
-- something which any collector is used to seeing, thanks to years of
use by earlier users.

At retail store supply houses and probably stationery shops such as
Staples, one can buy clear plastic hanging tabs which are sticky on one
side (one merely pulls back the covering paper) and the other end of
which is a small loop, designed to hang on those horizontal heavy
pull-off wires for retail display.  A large quantity of such tabs is
not expensive.

By affixing one tab on the bottom of each box with the punched end
extending out from the box end, the proud owner can gently pull on the
tab and -- voila! -- out slides the box without damaging or even
touching it.  Since they are thin and transparent and one sees them
edge or end-on, they are nearly invisible.  Go for it!

Best wishes to my friends, from Vero-Beach-retired
Lee Munsick, who misses them and his rolls and pianos to play them.

(Message sent Sun 7 Nov 2010, 21:48:14 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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