On offer are six- and seven-drawer heavy-duty steel media storage cabinets in excellent condition. Made by BH Amerson (Blundell Harling of Weymouth) such cabinets are designed to hold modern media such as CDs, DVDs, VHS cassettes, transparency film, back-up cartridges, etc. The rugged cabinets, made from 0.9mm steel, are not to be confused with inferior general-purpose stationery cabinets, the makers say.

All drawers are functioning, with divider, and holding either CDs, DVDs, VHS cassettes, film transparencies, record cards etc, or a combination. They are fitted to heavy-duty ball-bearing slides, and the antitilt mechanism means only one drawer can be opened at a time eliminating the risk of a cabinet falling forward. The footprint of 762 x 661mm (30 x 26") allows retail or wholesale premises to maximise floor space efficiently.


The manufacturer's current seven-drawer cabinet with a height of 1220mm costs £799 plus vat when new; the used units on offer here have a height of 1450mm for either seven or six-drawer units and would have cost significantly more when new.

(The increased height means that each drawer has an additional inch of height over current cabinets.) They are 'office grey' in colour, the paint being in excellent condition with no sign of rust. Annotations are easily removed with appropriate solvent, the one pictured showing the result.

A drawer will hold five rows of CDs (230) or three rows of DVDs (115). Compactors to prevent contents from falling backwards when dawers are not full are available from the makers at £3.
Three variants are available. There are ten units with seven drawers measuring (hwd) 1450 x 762 x 661mm (57 x 30 x 26"). There are four six-drawer units of similar height and depth but of 635mm (25") width. And there are two six-drawer units of 1325mm height (54").

These units are priced at £299 each and are available for collection from London N1 (Pentonville Road).