posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 03:08 PM
I'd like to add to this discussion thoughts about containers.
I make stuff and so have an eye for design.Seat of the pants,but functional.
First of all,I feel these are not for liquids.Unless there is some sort of inside bracing the like of which I have never seen,the sides would go out
of tolerance for the lid to fit,and the hinge would not serve with even a small amount of water,say half.(full or empty?)Open topped plastic liquid
containers are circular in form.Lids are not complete,rather,they are smaller and bounded by considerable roof material.The edges are moulded thicker
to allow the stretch (of solar gain for instance) to not affect the tight tolerance door area.That is for plastic,which stretches and deforms a lot
and under stress.If fiberglass,there is much less of that,but these look plastic.Might be high tech carbon fiber epoxy,that is
black,usually,light,stiff and very expensive.Sounds right.Liquid will take even that out of tolerance for the lid.Also you can see in the photo of the
worker holding up one corner of the lid as if to show how much it does not flex supported that way.The coat implies cold stiffer mtr'l which would
look better in that regard,as in the summer it would sag alot more all things taken into account except secret composition that has special
That leaves,solids or semi solids.The absence of handles implies no handling,under load esp. One could prob put hundreds of kilos of books in one of
these,but for the lid to then work repeatedly and well,there would have to be a very level and flat floor for the box to not distort and cause
malfunction.These are not like any septic or ag containers I have seen.You probably would place this container before filling and then not move or
disturb and distort it after fastening the lid.A close examination might include looking for banding slots on the top,for palletizing,say if they were
for Wally World product shipping containers.But those would be made in China,duh.Their shipping units have two interlocking lid parts that don't hit
the floor when open as these would.And smaller.
All that said,they would serve for multi use coffins.Whether for cremation,evidence containment,Bio hazard outer shell(with body bags and disinfectant
agents or ice.)They could be palletized and forktruck handled after sealing and banding.I see cremation as the plastic would add fuel and containment
The rows imply rapid handling by several crews at once,the blocks,manufacture site.Why worry?Buying your own coffin is expensive,gotten your'n yet?I