Road Case for Cassettes

BruceK

Junior Member
I mentioned this in the PM's Tidal thread and thought it would be fun to post pictures. One weekend in the 80s I was visiting a friend who worked as a bookbinder (both editions of new books, and restorations if single, ancient volumes) and told her I'd always wanted a case for my cassettes. She said, "Let's go make one!" So into the studio we went. I did most of the work, with her coaching. It has served me well lo these many years. By now it's a bit worn at the corners. And as I said in the Tidal thread, as of last year I no longer have a car that plays tapes. So that's a disappointment. I suppose I could get a new head unit for the car, but I'm not *that* motivated. Still, this clamshell case is a lovely object, and I keep it next to my large stash of tapes, which I'm happy to play in the house. Er, barn.

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BruceK

Junior Member
Thanks THFN. I actually have a complete hand-binding setup that I intend to put to good use if I can ever find any spare time. It's a very satisfying activity for one who loves books. (As I do — not only reading them but also designing them, and I used to print them back in the day.)
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
That case is delightful, a bit reminiscent of some cases for various early photographic bits 'n bobs I've had over the years. I'm afriad that back in my own cassette days they used to end up on the passenger seat and then dumped in back when I had someone riding shotgun.
 
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