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Jan 23, 2021 - 1:18:03 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

I came across this banjeaurine and the peg head looks like a Weymann? I cannot find anything online that has these inlays, and it looks like a Cole type neck brace. The heel has a custom inlay that I guess could be someone's initials? Has anyone come across one like this before and if so - is it a Weymann or Washburn?
I should be getting more pictures soon and will post them.
Thanks




Edited by - flailing on 01/23/2021 13:38:27

Jan 23, 2021 - 1:24:28 PM

2631 posts since 11/25/2003
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That is a beautiful banjeaurine! Thanks for posting. Looking forward to your other pictures.

Edited by - tonehead on 01/23/2021 13:29:17

Jan 23, 2021 - 2:47:31 PM
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2502 posts since 4/7/2010

It's a Cole.

Bob Smakula

Jan 23, 2021 - 3:55:02 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

Thanks Bob. I thought it may be a Cole but the peg head shape looked more like a Weymann. Also, the seller says there are no markings in the pot so it would be an unmarked Cole. I am waiting for more pictures that could help identify it.

Edited by - flailing on 01/23/2021 15:55:24

Jan 23, 2021 - 6:31:31 PM

4005 posts since 10/13/2005

If you don't buy that banjo, I would be very interested in doing so. banjered

Jan 23, 2021 - 6:52:58 PM

hbick2

USA

305 posts since 6/26/2004

Made by Cole, in all probability for W.E. Stratton or Stratton & Handley of Lowell, Massachusetts. I have photos of several banjeaurines with the same inlays. Every Stratton or Stratton & Handley I have seen had the owner's initials inlaid in the heel. They also had banjos made by Haynes.

Jan 23, 2021 - 6:56:05 PM

DSmoke

USA

946 posts since 11/30/2015
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I've seen a few Washburn bowl back mandolins that look just like Weymanns. I don't know much about mandolins and the connection but there certainly appears to be one.

Jan 23, 2021 - 7:22:16 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

Tom - if I do not buy it I will pass on the sellers info to you.
Harry - would you mind sending me a couple of photos with similar inlay? Thanks

Jan 23, 2021 - 8:48:30 PM

898 posts since 2/17/2005

I've owned a few of these Stratton & Handleys - all built by Boston makers...I've owned two by Cole's and one by Bay State. Their selling point must have been the initials on the heelcap!

Jan 24, 2021 - 9:58:27 AM

hbick2

USA

305 posts since 6/26/2004

Attached is a pdf containing photos of four Stratton banjeaurines. The first two have Cole hardware. The second two have Haynes hardware.


Jan 24, 2021 - 10:50:31 AM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

Thanks for those images Harry. The one I am looking at appears identical to your first image that has Cole hardware.

Jan 24, 2021 - 5:34:06 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

Received a few more pictures of the banjeaurine. Not the best photos but shows it does have all Cole hardware and aside from being dusty, looks good. It has a nice backstrap.






Feb 8, 2021 - 4:36:59 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

I received the Stratton & Handley by Cole banjeaurine, cleaned it up and added new nylgut strings. It has an 11” pot and a real nice 21.5 scale neck. Beautiful little banjo.






Feb 9, 2021 - 9:17:04 PM

239 posts since 10/8/2018

That is a beautiful little Cole banjo you ended up with! Congrats! When you said it had a 21.5 inch scale neck I had to grab the tape and go check out the little Celebrated Benary banjo I’m working on in my garage.... It was 22 inches! But only a 9 inch head. How does yours sound?

Feb 10, 2021 - 12:10:33 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

Hi Willie. I think it sounds quite nice. Since I do not know how to include it here I sent you a pm with a short clip.
Gord

Feb 10, 2021 - 12:54:18 PM

239 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by flailing

Hi Willie. I think it sounds quite nice. Since I do not know how to include it here I sent you a pm with a short clip.
Gord


I didn't know we could send Private messeges... how would I find that??

Feb 10, 2021 - 1:31:07 PM

flailing

Canada

270 posts since 2/4/2011

quote:
Originally posted by TriMD180
quote:
Originally posted by flailing

Hi Willie. I think it sounds quite nice. Since I do not know how to include it here I sent you a pm with a short clip.
Gord


I didn't know we could send Private messeges... how would I find that??


I thought it goes directly to you. I clicked on your BHO name and it comes up with your homepage which contains a Send a Private Message button. I think you have to turn on the ability to receive private messages in your profile.

But even with the private message option I did not see a way to attach the sound file.

Feb 10, 2021 - 6:37:12 PM

239 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by flailing
quote:
Originally posted by TriMD180
quote:
Originally posted by flailing

Hi Willie. I think it sounds quite nice. Since I do not know how to include it here I sent you a pm with a short clip.
Gord


I didn't know we could send Private messeges... how would I find that??


I thought it goes directly to you. I clicked on your BHO name and it comes up with your homepage which contains a Send a Private Message button. I think you have to turn on the ability to receive private messages in your profile.

But even with the private message option I did not see a way to attach the sound file.


Thanks for trying. I did figure out that your message came as an email. I'll try replying and seeing how that works.

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