Another report from the Daguerreian Shopping Network. :) So here’s a product quiz for you: What comes in a box, with foam peanuts, in a steel can, with more foam peanuts, in a bag stuffed with vermiculite, in a chemical adsorbent bag, in bubble wrap, in a bottle dipped in plastic?

If you guessed bromine you would win a prize if I had any. Unfortunately I spent all the prize money buying the bromine in the first place. The bromine itself is pretty cheap, it is the hazardous shipping charges that really jack up the price. In fact the supplier I used said I could have had a full liter for only $30 more. Maybe I will take him up on that a little later – like when I have the HazMat license for my house. In the meantime here are some more pictures so you will know what to expect if you make an order. Bromine Delivery

4 Responses to “D.S.N.”

  1. Alan says:

    This is the daguerreian version of iphone unboxing pics – I have a similar set when i got my third plate camera in the mail.
    I see the benefits of your measured approach to things – the bromine arrives and it goes into the hazmat store on the outside of the castle, good stuff!
    I’d leave some of those peanuts inside the glass jar so if it gets dropped the inner jar with the bromine would break.
    Looking forward to seeing a mercury pot in the hood.

  2. andy says:

    Good point about the foam peanuts. I will have to hunt around though, the ones they sent are biodegradable! I too will be happy to get to the mercury pot, but even more I want to see a stack of polished plates on my workbench. I have made some progress there and plan to post more pictures, but I still have a very long way to go before I feel like I know what I am doing in the world of plate production.

  3. LOL! I remember the looks that my neighbors gave me when I got that very same box in the mail! I’m out on my back porch with an apron, Nitrile elbow-length gloves, dual-cartridge respirator and goggles.

    Where did you order your Br?

  4. andy says:

    Hi Jonathan-

    I got the bromine from a local supply house http://www.scienceshopusa.com/ that supplies experimenters and science teachers. They ordered it from Spectrum Chemicals for me. I couldn’t order it direct because spectrum wouldn’t do a HazMat ship to a home address.