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Apr 18, 2021 - 1:15:36 PM
1 posts since 4/18/2021

Hi. I just acquired a banjo-mandolin from the late 1800s. It's in good condition, except it's missing one bolt for one of the hooks. I searched online, but nothing matches closely except and old ebay ad.

Any ideas where I can get one?

Apr 18, 2021 - 1:19:13 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

11135 posts since 6/29/2003

Clear close up photos of said part are needed for ID.

Apr 18, 2021 - 2:25:49 PM
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blazo

USA

290 posts since 5/16/2017

Bob Smakula -- smakula.com/ -- is a great source for things like that. You will need a photo to identify, as mentioned above.

Apr 18, 2021 - 3:21:56 PM
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rmcdow

USA

918 posts since 11/8/2014

Here is the part.


Apr 18, 2021 - 4:49:41 PM

13897 posts since 10/30/2008

Yeah, I got a replacement hook and nut roughly similar from Mr. Smakula. Excellent folks to work with.

Apr 18, 2021 - 6:09:08 PM

Alex Z

USA

4215 posts since 12/7/2006
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"missing one bolt for one of the hooks."

Just to clarify, is it the nut that goes on the end of the hook, or is the bracket bolt that goes through the rim, to which the hook is attached?

Apr 18, 2021 - 7:03:37 PM

8449 posts since 8/28/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Alex Z

"missing one bolt for one of the hooks."

Just to clarify, is it the nut that goes on the end of the hook, or is the bracket bolt that goes through the rim, to which the hook is attached?


I was wondering the same thing.  

Apr 19, 2021 - 4:49:14 AM
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Helix

USA

13943 posts since 8/30/2006

He just made a mistake and called the nut a bolt. He means the missing nut

Apr 19, 2021 - 5:59:19 AM
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57166 posts since 12/14/2005

Helix, you may be a wizard at making banjos, but you might NOT be a mind reader.

Mr. Geekman, here's a labeled pic of the whole schmear.
Which bit are you lacking, by exact name?


Edited by - mike gregory on 04/19/2021 06:02:56

Apr 19, 2021 - 10:12:16 AM

8449 posts since 8/28/2013

Whatever part is needed, Bob Smakula is still a good source.

Apr 19, 2021 - 12:19:19 PM

rmcdow

USA

918 posts since 11/8/2014

He needs the shoe, nut, and hook. He has the bolt and washer.

Apr 20, 2021 - 8:01:20 AM

rmcdow

USA

918 posts since 11/8/2014

I have a banjo mandolin with the same setup, same nut, but don't have spares. I haven't seen this particular profile on any banjos I've come across, and possibly it is only one for banjo mandolins. I'm not sure about the length of the hook on his instrument. I don't see this nut on Smakula's site.

Apr 20, 2021 - 1:56:58 PM
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RioStat

USA

5465 posts since 10/12/2009

Isn't all of this just speculation?.......seeing how the OP has never been back to BHO since he asked his question....to clarify things, or give a "yea" or a "nay" to any help that's been offered ?

Apr 20, 2021 - 4:27:55 PM
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rmcdow

USA

918 posts since 11/8/2014

quote:
Originally posted by RioStat

Isn't all of this just speculation?.......seeing how the OP has never been back to BHO since he asked his question....to clarify things, or give a "yea" or a "nay" to any help that's been offered ?

The OP sent me an email after I sent him a PM about possibly having a nut.  It's not speculation, but is a compilation of the emails and info he has sent me.  Look at the photos in his album; one is from the inside of the pot, where you can see a screw but no hook on the other side.  He sent me a photo of the other side, no hardware there, so he is missing everything but the screw and washer.   The OP is new to the hangout, only been on for three days, and hasn't been back since his first post.  

Edited by - rmcdow on 04/20/2021 16:31:50

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