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  1. heirloomclocks

    heirloomclocks Registered User
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    Hello all,

    Tran's Waterbury Book notes that the Leipsic model was produced in an oak case. Ehrhardt's Third Edition to Antique Clocks says that walnut may have been used in the Leipsic production. Has anyone seen this model in any wood other than oak or know of a source indicating other than oak as the case wood? In addition to responses here please feel free to email me at: carl@heirloomclocks.net

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
    Carl
     
  2. Steven Thornberry

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    Vol. 2 to Tran's Waterbury (publ. 2013) shows the Leipsic from the 1898 catalogue; the description says, i.a., "Oak or walnut."
     
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    According to "The Official Price Guide to Antique Clocks", only the 8 day striking model was made in Walnut.
     
  4. Steven Thornberry

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    I'm not sure what this means exactly. The 1898 catalogue mentions 8-day time only, 8-day time and strike, and 30-day time only, with no distinction between oak or walnut for any of those options. The 1917 catalogue (vol. 1 of Tran) mentions 8-day time and strike and 30-day time only as options, but the case was only in oak.

    So, I can't be sure of the accuracy of the price guide you mention, but at least Carl's inquiry has been answered.

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