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Sep 19, 2020 - 4:38:11 AM
40 posts since 5/22/2017

I purchased this banjo recently and was checking to see if anyone could help out with identifying the maker or time frame it was built. Sorry about the crappy pics. That’s what I have on hand until the banjo arrives. Thanks






 

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:26:59 AM

1607 posts since 6/2/2010

Can't help with the maker other than saying it might be British made.

The time period looks like a late 1800s or early 1900s to me.

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:44:13 AM

40 posts since 5/22/2017

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Originally posted by maneckep

Can't help with the maker other than saying it might be British made.

The time period looks like a late 1800s or early 1900s to me.


Thanks. I was leaning towards British made as well. 

Sep 19, 2020 - 7:08:09 AM
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2349 posts since 4/7/2010

When you post good pictures, including clear close-ups of the hardware, we'll have a better guess as to which side of the Atlantic it was made.

Bob Smakula

Sep 28, 2020 - 4:35:32 PM
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40 posts since 5/22/2017

Just got this in the mail today. Arrived in nice shape. No markings to be found. Let me know if any more photos are needed. Thanks










 

Sep 28, 2020 - 5:09:13 PM

40 posts since 5/22/2017

The inlay appear to be ivory as well as the additional peg in the peghead. My initial thought was that the added peg might not be original to the banjo.

Sep 28, 2020 - 5:41:29 PM

DSmoke

USA

870 posts since 11/30/2015

Hollidaysburg, PA......that's where my family is from and I was born there. Sorry that I can't help with the banjo but it's not often you see that town mentioned on the web.

Sep 28, 2020 - 5:55:08 PM

40 posts since 5/22/2017

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Originally posted by DSmoke

Hollidaysburg, PA......that's where my family is from and I was born there. Sorry that I can't help with the banjo but it's not often you see that town mentioned on the web.


Cool! Nice little town. 

Oct 9, 2020 - 5:17:15 PM

40 posts since 5/22/2017

I see some small similarities between this banjo and the one I picked up. Still haven’t been able to find much info on it.

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/91012273_rare-minstrels-banjo

Oct 10, 2020 - 2:32:10 AM

1582 posts since 12/26/2007

Hey Drew - the rounding of the edges of the dowel is pretty distinctive and I knew that I had seen it before...... here are some pics of a fretless Dallas banjo that has a similarly-shaped dowel.

yellowstone-jewelry.com/Banjos...orite.htm

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