Very sorry to hear that news. His Bacon banjo serial number chart was a consistent go-to when I needed to get a manufacturing date for a Bacon banjo. I always forwarded Bacon banjo information to Polle when I had one that wasn't on his list and received a thank you each time. I do hope he has named an heir to keep that site on the web. I copied the text recently and I recommend every other Bacon fan do the same in case that website goes dark.