I've posted lots of photos over in building, setup and repair. Here's the dowel stick. Vega dating seems really complicated, but I know this has to be 1910-1919, and the sn probably makes this pre 1914. Can anyone help me hone in on a more accurate date? (People say Mugwumps is wrong on some things?) And, it is a Style S, but doesn't say it on the stick. Is that unusual, does it help date in anyway? It is 10 1/4 inch pot.
I own # 27014 , Tubaphone 5 string with flowerpot peghead. I had decided that 1910 is the most likely year of manufacture, for what it's worth. This banjo was sourced in Vancouver from long term family ownership. It's a beauty !