The 1930's Rust's Lost Violin Case?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 06:31 PM
I ran across a photo I haven't previously seen and thought the list might like to see it. It is a picture of Chicago Police Captain John Stege taken in 1927 from the Chicago Daily New Archives. It shows him examining A Thompson in a viola or violin case. Wonder what ever happened to this treasure?
It's not as elaborate as The 1930's Rust's case, but I'm sure it did the job for whoever they confiscated it from. Maybe Rust's long lost Uncle?
Posted 15 September 2003 - 06:38 PM
Posted 15 September 2003 - 07:28 PM
Two-Bit in Colorado
Posted 15 September 2003 - 07:49 PM
Being a player all my life, it was my view (and that of string players) that the gun would only fit in a viola case, not violin. I never actually tried. Anybody on this forum actually tried to put one in a violin case, with any kind of mag? I'm curious. I'll try to get to one of my music store pals and take my MGC '21 with drum in for a "fit".
Did I p*** anyone off? Hope not.
Posted 15 September 2003 - 08:04 PM
When I first walked into the leather shop to have my Thompson fitted, case in hand, I honestly thought they'd think I had a machine gun in it. Nope, the thought I was a musician!
Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:22 PM
The store clerk told me that the cases were made during the late 1800s through the early 1900s.
To lighten things up here is a little bit of humor for you,
Q If you are lost in the outdoors which would you rather have with you a violin or a viola?
A Viola, because it is bigger and will burn longer.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:26 AM