2019-11-02 18:05:58 UTC
Has this ever happened to you? The cap for your tube of Pringles got
stuck inside another cap. If this has happened to you and it won't
cause a return of the PTSD from the original event, could you please
tell me what the product was?
Well, yes, of course I have a reason for the question. I own some
quite expensive film cameras which I only own because they stopped
being expensive because they were film cameras. Unfortunately nobody
told the accessory manufacturers and useful bits and bobs are still
priced sky high.
Quite by chance I discovered that the lid from a Nutella jar is a
perfect fit replacement for the cap that fits on the back of the lens:
so perfect that even the screw threads work. If you eat Nutella the
lens cap is effectively free: even if you are going to chuck the
chocolate hazelnut spread in the bin it's only going to cost £2.39.
I don't need a front lens cap - you can get them two-a-penny from
China (and sometimes they really are two a penny - have you seen eBay
recently?) but what I'm looking for is something to use as a body cap
to cover up the hole where the lens goes.
The lid from Birds Custard almost works. The ring around the top where
you put your fingers to prise it off the drum would be a perfect fit
if it were not for the extra bulk around the outside that gets in the
way of the controls on the front. The plastic caps from some varieties
of yogurt and cream will fit but they are so flimsy they offer no
protection at all.
What I'm looking for is an ordinary domestic product which has a
plastic cap like a Pringles or a Bisto gravy granules tub. The
external diameter of a Pringles top is exactly the internal diameter I
am looking for so anything that a Pringles top would get stuck in
would work - and yes, I do go around supermarkets with a Pringles top
in my pocket.
I know, I know, I should just bite the bullet and pay the asking price
but having struck lucky once....
All suggestions gratefully received.