Don Merz n3rht at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 23 20:19:20 EST 2007

For Sale: Black Wrinkle Building Blocks
Here is a list of chasses, panels and cabinets that have a very good or excellent, new-old-stock black wrinkle finish. All prices plus shipping. 
17 x 10 x 3 steel “Eclipse” brand. Some paint chips at corners and occasional paint scrapes along top edges. Looks good overall. NOS. No holes. $12
17 x 7  x 3 steel unknown brand. Has some tiny paint dings but this is excellent. NOS. No holes. $18
And here is one UNPAINTED--bare metal in nice shape: 17 x 13 x 5 steel chassis. This is great for big honkin power supplies where you want to mount heavy transformers and keep the filament transformers or chokes underneath the chassis--5 inches of height leaves a lot of space for components underneath. NOS. No holes. A couple easily-cleaned up spots of mild surface corrosion underneath--top side is mostly clean. How many of these are left? Hammond doesn’t sell any steel chasses this deep at all, and none over 10 inches wide either. A vanishing item. $30
9 x 5 x 5 steel meter cabinet. Nice black wrinkle. Has two 1/8 inch holes on top for handle. Front and back panels mount with 6 sheet metal screws. NOS. No holes. $10
10 x 8 x 7.5 steel cabinet with flip-up lid. Front panel is held on by six sheet metal screws. Sides partially louvered. This is used, but almost like new. The only holes are on the back of the cabinet--six 1/8 inch screw holes and two 1/4 inch holes--probably designed to let out a line cord--that may be original. These holes do not mar the appearance or usefulness of this neat little cabinet. Perfect for an old-time looking VFO or small regen RX. $21
18 x 12 x 12 steel receiver cabinet with flip-up lid. Steel front panel attaches with 6 sheet metal screws. Sides partially louvered. This cabinet looks great overall. It is NOS but has some slight rust damage from 70 years of storage. The bottom has some surface rust. The back panel has surface rust about 1.5 inches up from the bottom. Then there is some very slight paint damage along the bottom edges of the front panel and cabinet sides. But you have to look pretty hard to see any of this from the front. It’s a nice cabinet. $35
18 x 12 x 9.25 steel receiver cabinet with unpainted steel chassis inside. This is an older-style cabinet with small louvers and a flip-up lid. This cabinet is NOS. It has some marks here and there but really looks sharp overall. Perfect for an HBR or other receiver project, or to wrap a great-looking old-style cabinet around and existing radio. $45
14 inch steel. Nice black wrinkle. No holes. $15
5.25 inch Bud aluminum. NOS-still in Bud packaging. No holes. $9
19.25 inch steel. NOS. Nice. No holes. $20
Thanks for looking.
73, Don Merz, N3RHT

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