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Oct 24, 2020 - 12:33:14 PM
4 posts since 10/23/2020

I'm new to the forums, came here to maybe sell a banjo or two later, but for now I need help ID'ing this item I found, when I purchased an online auction listing "brass junk drawer", which contained various pieces of old junk brass goodies I might be able to use in my crafting.

While sorting through the brass, I found what looks like an old banjo armrest.
Two words stamped on it: "Stromberg" and "Deluxe" all capital letters.

I'm going to contact the seller and see if they have the rest of the banjo and if they want to sell it.

Can you guys tell me what kind of banjo it was once attached to?




Oct 24, 2020 - 12:55:37 PM

71 posts since 8/9/2007

Oct 24, 2020 - 1:33:04 PM

13459 posts since 10/30/2008

Vega also had a spell of using armrests that had to be fastened into the holes in the flange that would normally seat a tension hook. Vega's was called the "Elton" armrest I belive. I think its two bolts were spaced further apart than your Stromberg armrest. But a similar principle. They would be fastened under the flange by tension hook nuts.

Oct 24, 2020 - 2:02:30 PM

5710 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by The Old Timer

Vega also had a spell of using armrests that had to be fastened into the holes in the flange that would normally seat a tension hook. Vega's was called the "Elton" armrest I belive. I think its two bolts were spaced further apart than your Stromberg armrest. But a similar principle. They would be fastened under the flange by tension hook nuts.


"Elton" was the DBA of Leigh A. Elkington.  Elkington invented the harmonica holder design that most people use today.  They also made and sold all kinds of hardware and accessories for instruments.

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