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Rick Mulheirn

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From: England
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 09-23-2010 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On occasion (76 occasions to be precise) the classic Topping LM contractors model was presented to VIPs, politicians and the like on a hand made American black walnut base, complete with descriptive brass plaque.

To cut a long story short, I recently purchased two original un-used brass plaques designed for such a display and am in the process of having an exact replica made, using identical timber and incorporating one of these plaques.

If all goes well I am prepared to make a second if anybody would be interested in purchasing it from me.

It is early days; I have sourced the walnut for the first base, and a skilled craftsman to make it. I cannot at this time give any idea as to what the finished base will sell for; the wood worker has not as yet given me a price for his work. I just thought I would test the waters to see if anybody would be interested.

Please feel free to contact me if interested.

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posted 12-16-2010 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aknutson72   Click Here to Email aknutson72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New member here. I'm I too late to inquire about a base. I just had the fortune to buy a Contractor LM model in really good shape, missing a couple of pieces and slight yellowing from a fellow poster. I do not have a base for it. Since it was owned by a VP of Grumman, a walnut base and brass nameplate would be great. Any help would be much appreciated. This website is truly awesome and a great resource. Thanks.

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