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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Fairbanks by Vega mandolin banjo tubaphone. SN 27149


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Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 10/02/2020:  04:20:38


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.


vintagetenor - Posted - 10/02/2020:  04:43:15


You could reasonably date the banjo by the serial number, not the patent numbers.



27149 would be late 1910 or possibly early 1911.



I believe this is the most current Vega serial number chart:banjohangout.org/archive/322998

Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 10/02/2020:  05:02:38


quote:

Originally posted by vintagetenor

You could reasonably date the banjo by the serial number, not the patent numbers.



27149 would be late 1910 or possibly early 1911.



I believe this is the most current Vega serial number chart:banjohangout.org/archive/322998






Thanks Mike??

bungalow - Posted - 10/02/2020:  10:24:43


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 !

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