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ARCHIVED TOPIC: Mystery bowtie factory order number
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Barretone - Posted - 10/29/2020: 14:33:53
Hi all. I've got an RB 150 Gibson bowtie with an FON of 612505-16. I've never been able to date this thing, though most 150s were made in the 1950s. Anybody got a clue?thxRandy
beegee - Posted - 10/29/2020: 14:41:13
That number seems atypical. Do you have a picture of the number?
The Old Timer - Posted - 10/29/2020: 16:07:21
Yeah, unusual. 150s were made in the late 1940s also.
Lemon Banjos - Posted - 10/29/2020: 17:12:03
150s were made from 1949 to 1958.
Ira Gitlin - Posted - 10/30/2020: 07:19:23
Is that a new acquisition, Randy, or is this one I've already seen?
Barretone - Posted - 10/30/2020: 11:52:15
Here's the FON. The banjo was all original when I bought it, except for a mystery tone ring (now a Huber). It would have had a brass hoop when it began life.
Barretone - Posted - 10/30/2020: 11:52:48
This is my old workhorse.
quote:Originally posted by Ira GitlinIs that a new acquisition, Randy, or is this one I've already seen?
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