I recently acquired some type and need somewhere to put it. Does anyone have a job case for sale? Or know where I can find one? I'm in the Chicago area.
I just went through this very thing - at the risk of suggesting something you've already tried, I had a lot of success just by posting a wanted ad on my local Craigslist. I also contacted a few sellers of individual type drawers on Ebay to ask if they ever got in a large number at once and if so, if they'd cut me a deal on 10+. If you message me I'd be happy to share the contact info of one of them in particular who always has a ton of drawers, and was willing to look through his warehouse for a matched set - he's in Ohio. There are also often type case auction lots listed on k-bids.com (I think K&C has letterpress stuff quite often there).
Thanks! I actually was able to get some from Paul Aken at the Platen Press museum a few days ago!