Info sought on Anvil-type attache case

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by Sonarerec, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Sonarerec

    Sonarerec Guest

    I have decided to follow Ben Maas' example of mounting an LCD in the top of a folding case with keyboard in the bottom.

    I would prefer to avoid the price of a custom case-- the inside dimensions must be 19 inches wide, 14 inches tall, and 5 inched thick.

    If anyone knows of a source of a non-custom case with those dimensions (can be 1/2 inch smaller) please post the info. I am really tired of the setup routine!

    Rich
     
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    How about:
    18 15/16" x 14 7/16" x 7 3/4"?

    That would be the Pelican 1550 and comes with various options for your internal filling (Partitions, foam, empty, etc.)

    J.
     
  3. DavidSpearritt

    DavidSpearritt Well-Known Member

    We have a number of Pelicans and like them, although they are on the heavy side and the pricey side. Here are some alternatives.

    http://www.stormcase.com/
    http://www.hardigg.com/home.htm
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    http://www.militarycases.com/

    Some of these links are the same company. We have one of the storm cases with wheels on it and it is very tough, like the Pelican but significantly cheaper.
     
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I wouldn't call the Pelican's pricey - I paid $115 for my 1610's. The SKB version of those cases costs over $200. It could be an ocean thing. :cry:
    J.
     
  5. Sonarerec

    Sonarerec Guest

    The problem with Pelicans is that they are plastic, and thus subject to cracking when drilling holes and screwing mounts into the top.

    After thinking further I am almost at the point of figuring out a quick and small stand using aluminum bar stock and 270 degree hinges. The Halliburton that the LCD and the keyboard/mouse currently live in is already paid for.

    Rich
     
  6. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    They are plastic, but instead of continuous sheet plastic, they are fibrous plastic. They stand up quite well to drilling - as a matter of fact, that's one of the items which makes them better than the "imitation" brands.

    Of course, you'll lose their submersible qualities if you drill holes - even if you use rubber grommets or caulk. So that means, no taking your LCD and keyboard to the bottom of the swimming pool anymore.
     
  7. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    I mentioned this to Rich in an email, but I should say it here too... The reason why my case works is that it has a certain amount of size to it. To keep the monitor from tipping it over, I put a storage area underneath a hinged shelf. That extra size (plywood, metal bracings, etc...) offset the obvious center of gravity issues. If your case isn't weighted properly, you will have issues keeping it upright.

    --Ben
     

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