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Mar 31, 2020 - 12:19:46 PM
94 posts since 1/26/2020

It seems like these are very close looking to Stewart hooks and nuts. I need like 4 if they are, but the nuts look a little too curvy and the hooks look a little too sharply hooked. Can someone tell me what these are from? The shoes don't look like the shoes on my Universal Favorite or Thoroughbred.

Mar 31, 2020 - 5:02:10 PM

281 posts since 1/28/2011

They don't look anything like the parts on my SS Stewart Ladies banjo. My shoes come to more of a point at the end and the nuts are not round on the end. They are a hex shape on both ends with the open end being slightly rounded.

Mar 31, 2020 - 5:55:30 PM
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5201 posts since 9/21/2007

Examples of SSS nuts-- mid early to mid 1880, late 1880 to early 1890s, mid to late 1890s on.

The later 90s nuts were rounder on the bottom then the earlier nuts.

This is a very tiny sampling and exceptions exist. His very early hardware was bought from J. B. Schall.


Mar 31, 2020 - 5:59:24 PM

94 posts since 1/26/2020

So it looks like my conclusion is correct that those in the ebay ad are not Stewart

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:24:18 PM
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5201 posts since 9/21/2007

It does not look like they are to me.

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