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Sep 17, 2021 - 11:00:34 AM
3 posts since 9/17/2021

I was made aware that some Farland banjos have a number stamped on the inside of the ring. I have been told that he did not put serial numbers on them. Does anybody know what they are for?
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Nick

Sep 17, 2021 - 11:50:26 AM

6488 posts since 9/21/2007

Sorry, I can't help. But his neighbor Fred Van Eps sometimes stamped serial numbers on his instruments that make no logical sense at all.

Sep 17, 2021 - 11:52:05 AM

rmcdow

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There was a discussion that included the number stampings on Farland banjos.

banjohangout.org/archive/373119

As far as anyone could tell, they were not serial numbers, if I remember correctly.  It could have been lot numbers or something to match up various parts of the banjo.

Edited by - rmcdow on 09/17/2021 11:53:07

Sep 17, 2021 - 1:47:20 PM

3 posts since 9/17/2021

Thanks for the link. A lot of ideas there.

Sep 19, 2021 - 9:47:20 AM

361 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by LeeroyskippyJack

Thanks for the link. A lot of ideas there.


Yes, it was a fun discussion on the Farlands and Rives had put together a great chart at the end. Do you have a Farland as well? The number on the inside of my Concert Grand pot is 057 and I know that mine was built any where from late 1900 to to late 1901.

Edited by - TriMD180 on 09/19/2021 09:51:45

Sep 19, 2021 - 2:16:08 PM

3 posts since 9/17/2021

We have been chatting on FB. Yes, I have a Farland and found a 1 on the inside of the ring.

Sep 19, 2021 - 3:20:59 PM

361 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by LeeroyskippyJack

We have been chatting on FB. Yes, I have a Farland and found a 1 on the inside of the ring.


Oh yes! That is right! Good to post here as well!

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