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Oct 29, 2020 - 5:24:43 PM
6 posts since 10/29/2020

Hello all.
I have an Cammeyer boudoir model banjo that I’m trying to date and value.
It’s complete, the neck is straight but it needs a good set up and clean.
Any ideas?
I also have a W E Temlett “Mozart” model banjolele but it is in a very poor state.
Probably only good for parts.
I’m in the U.K
Thank you in advance.

Edited by - goreilly on 10/29/2020 17:31:17

Oct 29, 2020 - 6:10:39 PM
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2468 posts since 3/30/2008

Try posting a decent photo portrait of each instrument, with some measurements. (I doubt the Temlett is a banjo ukulele,... perhaps a pony banjo ? ).

Oct 30, 2020 - 12:49:44 AM
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1473 posts since 4/25/2007

quote:
Originally posted by goreilly

Hello all.
I have an Cammeyer boudoir model banjo that I’m trying to date and value.
It’s complete, the neck is straight but it needs a good set up and clean.
Any ideas?
I also have a W E Temlett “Mozart” model banjolele but it is in a very poor state.
Probably only good for parts.
I’m in the U.K
Thank you in advance.


The Cammeyer shop turned out a large number of instruments over many years. If you post clear photos and tell us what numbers are stamped on the Cammeyer there are people on here that can help you. 

I'd also be interested to see the Temlett. 

Edited by - Stephen John Prior on 10/30/2020 00:52:51

Oct 30, 2020 - 4:39:21 AM

6 posts since 10/29/2020

Sorry I’m a technophobe and I’m struggling to get the photos from my iPhone into JPEG.
I’ll get there.....
I’ll post when I’ve done it.

Edited by - goreilly on 10/30/2020 04:40:09

Oct 30, 2020 - 5:04:24 AM
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56047 posts since 12/14/2005

Welcome to the HangOut.
I am an official Old Person, and have no [
EXPLETIVE DELETED] idea how to transfer cell phone pix to jpeg photos.

You might have to borrow a digital camera.

Oct 30, 2020 - 2:46:01 PM
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6 posts since 10/29/2020

I think that I’ve ip loaded some photos.

Oct 30, 2020 - 2:49:32 PM

6 posts since 10/29/2020

quote:
Originally posted by Stephen John Prior
quote:
Originally posted by goreilly

Hello all.
I have an Cammeyer boudoir model banjo that I’m trying to date and value.
It’s complete, the neck is straight but it needs a good set up and clean.
Any ideas?
I also have a W E Temlett “Mozart” model banjolele but it is in a very poor state.
Probably only good for parts.
I’m in the U.K
Thank you in advance.


The Cammeyer shop turned out a large number of instruments over many years. If you post clear photos and tell us what numbers are stamped on the Cammeyer there are people on here that can help you. 

I'd also be interested to see the Temlett. 

I think I've ip loaded some photos?


Oct 30, 2020 - 3:38:06 PM

6 posts since 10/29/2020

@stephen john prior are the photos visible to you?

Edited by - goreilly on 10/30/2020 15:39:38

Oct 31, 2020 - 12:29:19 AM
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1473 posts since 4/25/2007

quote:
Originally posted by goreilly

@stephen john prior are the photos visible to you?


Only if I go to your homepage. Ideally we would need clearer and more detailed pics. 

I'm wondering if the Temlett is a Tenor or possibly a Melody banjo ?

The Cammeyer looks similar to the ones Buckbee made for him although the Coldwell & Young tailpiece is English and the neck brace looks like a type Dallas used. 

If you don't have a digital camera try taking photos outside. Plus pot diameters and scale lengths would be helpful.

Edited by - Stephen John Prior on 10/31/2020 00:30:40

Oct 31, 2020 - 1:11:30 PM

6 posts since 10/29/2020

I will take some better photos tomorrow.
In the meantime. Some measurements and info.

Temlett.
Model Mozart 3.
A pencil squiggle ( my best guess is(2nd)

Body from side to side 27cm
Nut to 12th fret 28cm
Nut to body38cm
Also the fretboard markings seem out compared to a guitar.
One between frets 1 and 2.
5 and 6. 7 and 8. 9 and 10 and 12 and 13?
Weird.

Cammeyer boudoir model.
A number 2 scratched into the reverse of the neck heel plate.
A number 4 stamped into the wood on the inside of the body.
A pencil “19” near the neck joint on the inside which looks to be preceded by what I think is another “19”.
A date?
The tail piece has “the grip” stamped into it plus patent and a number.

The body is 29cm side to side.
Nut to 12th fret 34cm
Nut to body 48cm.

Both banjos have 24 tensioners.
As I say I’ll post more photos ASAP.
Thanks.

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