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Penguin mint tins are unobtainium now?
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Old 21st May 2011, 04:32 AM   #1
Rembrant is offline Rembrant  United States
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Default Penguin mint tins are unobtainium now?

I searched for these all over town today. Not that I care about the mints but the tins. I know they used to be sold around here because I have seen them before. Now it appears that they are specialty items. Maybe they always were and stores were ordering them or something.

Either way, I need an alternative of the same dimension with a top that is flat. Altoids are all embossed now. The rest are unsuitable. I don't really want to order a bulk of the things. I need ideas for a local source of a similar tin. I plan to check the hobby stores tomorrow if I get a chance. Any good ideas?
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Old 21st May 2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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Adafruit has some tins, don't know if they are the size you were looking for.
Altoids mints sized tin ID: 97 - $2.50 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits

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Old 21st May 2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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That is exactly the size and style I am looking for. The problem seems to be securing them locally. I have found a place that I could buy them empty for $.89 a whack. I just hate having a whole project on hold waiting on the enclosure. I guess I can start stuffing the PCBs while I wait.
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Old 24th July 2011, 04:20 AM   #4
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Just in case anyone wants to know, Fisherman's Friend cough drops available at your local Walgreens has a proper flat top tin with no embossing. Exactly what you need if you want to custom paint the tin or add personal flavors.
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Old 24th July 2011, 05:00 AM   #5
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Myntz are available at fine grocery stores in the US. I get mine at Trader Joe's. The tins are not embossed.

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Old 24th July 2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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Shoe polish still comes in metal tins.
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