11-29-2019, 02:24 PM
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Mandarin was the name originally given to this design by Frank and Lynn McInroy. Somehow it came to be known as the L7.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141014234@...1979881543

A 24 mm Jade version that I bought directly from Lee Sabini in 2012 served as the point of departure for what came to known as the Chief. If I'd had the 26 mm size instead (not very many were made), I don't know that I would have been motivated to change it. The McInroys' records indicate that only 46 Size 3 (26 mm) Mandarins were made in total (17 of which were Ivory, 15 Butterscotch, and 8 Jade).

Stay tuned for offering details.

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 11-29-2019, 04:31 PM
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Phenomenal series. It is fun to see these designs again and to hear the history behind them.


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 11-29-2019, 06:31 PM
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(11-29-2019, 04:31 PM)Watson15 Wrote: Phenomenal series. It is fun to see these designs again and to hear the history behind them.

The top feature of the Mandarin was adopted from the Victorian.

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 11-29-2019, 08:18 PM
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When will these mandarins become available?

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 11-29-2019, 08:34 PM
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(11-29-2019, 08:18 PM)bijou Wrote: When will these mandarins become available?

Soon. We're all together in Fort Collins, CO right now. Cody, his wife Courtney, Pam, and I are driving to Clark, CO tomorrow (via Wyoming). The plan is to head back to KS on Monday and try to make the trip in one day. We'll announce the Mandarin offering as soon as we can get that done after we're back. It will probably be run along much the same lines as the 2XL offering, with some variation of weighting for the sake of balance.

We don't think a race-to-pay would work best for the the McInroy Legacy Series offerings.

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 11-29-2019, 08:54 PM
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(11-29-2019, 06:31 PM)ChiefBroom Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 04:31 PM)Watson15 Wrote: Phenomenal series. It is fun to see these designs again and to hear the history behind them.

The top feature of the Mandarin was adopted from the Victorian.


Very interesting— Frank did a great job with the proportions.


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 11-30-2019, 08:04 AM
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It’s amazing to see all of these timeless designs reproduced to their original specifications.

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 12-01-2019, 12:39 PM
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The vintage port makes quite a lovely handle on the Mandarin L7

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