Kid Squid

Early Neve metalwork practices vs. later New
« on: May 02, 2020, 04:03:50 PM »
Hi all,

Just thought I'd share some pics of the evolution of the early Neve module metalwork practices.
Here is an early pre/EQ module - the 1060.


Showing panel spacers instead of bridge lances




Showing panel spacers in position


Panel spacers removed


Front panel.... SOLID BRASS !!!  :o


Old type lids showing peined rails



Note the pressed rivets for holding side panel on



Old type front panel mounts, before using tapped / hank bush bridge lances



Lid / sides detail





Then soon later, the metalworking shop must have had an epiphany...
and a product that was far cheaper to produce on a large scale.


single piece, with front and top bridge lances. A classic design which does exactly what it needs to do.

........ SOLID BRASS . WOW  ;)
« Last Edit: May 03, 2020, 02:06:38 PM by Kid Squid »
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ruffrecords

Re: Early Neve metalwork practices vs. later
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 07:35:56 PM »
When I was at Neve in the early 70s, my then Boss Tony Cornwell, who I think was employee number 3, told me that in the very early days the metalwork was crafted by Rupert's Spanish gardener.

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Ian
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Kid Squid

Re: Early Neve metalwork practices vs. later
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 07:46:27 PM »
When I was at Neve in the early 70s, my then Boss Tony Cornwell, who I think was employee number 3, told me that in the very early days the metalwork was crafted by Rupert's Spanish gardener.

Cheers

Ian

Brilliant !!
It is not the same as 4+12, nor is it the same as 4+8, but 4+12 IS the same as 4+8+12....

http://www.facebook.com/LazyLizardLabs


 

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