High Grade Buck Skin was obtained first from South American deer and later from US deer by a special tanning process. It is a very fine grained leather specially produced for the piano industry from about 1860 to 1960 by a family in upper New York State. We were able to scoop up some skins from an old inventory still in possession of the family. This buck skin was used in the finest pianos.
We have sorted this buck skin by thickness. It is sold by the sq ft and also in smaller quantities. There is more variation in thickness on the material sold by the sqft than in the smaller pieces.
1780 Buck Skin Strips - These strips are cut from High Grade Buck Skin. Each package of strips contains 2 to 4 pieces totaling 36". Thickness ranges from 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm, but is fairly uniform within a package.
17803 - Buck Skin strips, 3/8" wide and wider, not of uniform width, from high grade buck skin; specially priced, not always available.
17805 - Buck Skin strips, 3/8"wide and wider, not of uniform width, old stock from a different source of lesser quality, specially priced as long as they last.
17809 - Assorted Pieces - These are a mix of strips and irregular pieces of high grade buck skin of various thicknesses, about 1/8 sq ft.
Buck Skin Strips
|High Grade Buck Skin Strips, 1.5 mm - 2.5 mm, total 36"|
|#1780-1/2||1/2" wide strips||$7.50|
|#1780-3/4||3/4" wide strips||$9.50|
|#1780-1||1" wide strips||$12.00|
|#1780-3/2||1-1/2" wide strips||$14.00|
|#1780-2||2" wide strips||$16.00|
|Specal - 3/8" wide and wider strips|
|#17803||Strips 3/8"-1/2" wide, about 1.5mm thick, totalling 36" in length||$3.00|
|;#17805||Strips 3/8" wide, about 1.5mm thick, totalling 36" in length||$2.00|
|#1789||Assorted High Grade Buck Skin Pieces/Strips, about 1/8 sqft||$3.00|