We're all working on vintage instruments, so may have an interest in vintage cases as well.
I’ve just published a new website about Vintage Musical Instrument Cases. In addition to a lot of historical information, there is also a section on Case Repair and Construction.
History of the Geib case company. I’ve been in contact with several members of the Geib family and have added a bunch of cool photos and many fascinating details about the company history.
A story on the History of Bull’s Head cases. Everything you ever wanted to know about M&W cases, F&F cases, and Harptone cases.
A section with Case Repair and Construction Tips.
History of the Lifton Mfg. Co., and 1940 Catalog & Price List.
(And coming later this summer: Histories of several other case companies, and the Origin of the Modern Instrument Case.)
Thanks for posting the link, and more thanks for your tireless work in this effort!
Steve, I can't imagine the trouble/hours/headaches that you have gone to to build that site. I am thrilled for you that it is up and running!
At some point in the future, I may have some pics of a custom made late 1920s Greib that they only made a few hundred of. I hope you consider starting a Facebook page for this site as it will get your page out there a bit better.
Definitely worth bookmarking. Nice repair guide. Thanks!
What an awesome resource. You're a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience. Thumbs up my friend.
going to try this method of case building
It was great to see a few Cases, (which here in the U.K. where there was once a Trade Embargo on American Instruments in the days when Trade Restrictions were commonplace all over the world), I have only ever handled one or two examples of, in my entire life.
It quite took me back, and I had a good look through your entire Site and thought the whole thing was really great.
Big Thumbs Up from Oxford, where we are into History in a Big Way.
Thanks for Sharing.
Kerry made a great suggestion that I start a Facebook group for vintage cases. Seemed like a good idea, so here it is:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagemusicalinstrumentcases/ You all are welcome to stop by, join and share.
No need to stop posting things here as well.