Bringing back the elegance and style of a forgotten age, two new ranges of desktop chassis from Hammond Manufacturing are now available. All three models are ideal for high-end hi-fi equipment, other consumer-facing products where appearance is as important as function and for retro-styled instrumentation. The HWCAS consists of a complete walnut frame fitted with aluminium top and optional base panels, available with either a black powder coat or natural finish. The 1444CWW and the 1441CWW families are fabricated from aluminium or steel respectively, fitted with walnut end panels to the shorter sides. The aluminium version has a natural finish; the steel has a black powder coat finish.
The HWCAS is available in two sizes, either 13” x 10” x 3” (330 x 254 x 76mm) or 17” x 10” x 3” (432 x 254 x 76mm). The chassis corners are of dovetailed construction, reinforced with corner posts fitted with brass inserts to take the panel fixings. The 2mm thick top panel will support heavy components such as transformers without bowing. The 1444 and 1441CWW units come in six sizes ranging from 7” x 5” x 2” (178 x 127 x 51mm) to 17” x 10” x 4” (432 x 254 x 102mm). The rigid chassis is spot welded for strength and rigidity and is complete with an integral top panel, so there are no visible fixings to mar the sleek appearance.