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May 24, 2022 - 9:03:47 PM
5 posts since 5/20/2022

I have most of the parts for a piccolo banjo, Acme brand, most likely made by SS Stewart in the late 19th century. It needs brackets & nuts, and some repairs to the head, probably other things that I won't know about until I start putting it together again. Anybody know where brackets & nuts might be available? Fabricating new ones is an option, but actual vintage parts would be nice... Thanks in advance!

May 24, 2022 - 9:06:42 PM

5 posts since 5/20/2022

I should add, I found the Piccolo Banjos web site, but parts don't seem to be of interest there...

May 24, 2022 - 9:41:12 PM

4409 posts since 5/29/2011

Balsam Banjo Works, Bill Rickard, and Stewart MacDonald are the first three ideas that come to mind.

http://balsambanjoworks.com

http://rickardbanjos.com

http://stewmac.com  Stewart MacDonald has both the Mastertone brackets and the old style flat brackets with 5/16" nuts.

If those three don't have something you can use, maybe someone else has other suggestions.

May 25, 2022 - 2:19:44 AM
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rmcdow

USA

1121 posts since 11/8/2014

Bob Smakula has a few shoes that are Stewart style. If you have a photo of an existing shoe, nut and hook, with measurements for the hook length, that might help you locate someone here who might have parts.

https://www.smakula.com/vbp.html

Edited by - rmcdow on 05/25/2022 02:21:03

May 25, 2022 - 5:59:44 AM

6923 posts since 9/21/2007

Sorry, I have no input on parts.

The Acme private label brand was started after Stewart passed, made by Stewart and Bauer or The Bauer Company.

Stewart was outspoken against private label and printed his thoughts on the subject several times including complaining that people still ask him to do it.

May 25, 2022 - 6:22:42 AM
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59108 posts since 12/14/2005

Be VERY careful with anything carrying an ACME label.

I have seen many public service videos, showing injuries caused by ACME products.

May 25, 2022 - 7:24:01 AM

6923 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Be VERY careful with anything carrying an ACME label.

I have seen many public service videos, showing injuries caused by ACME products.


For those who are under 80 years of age, the "acme products" cartoon joke was a parody of Sears mail order offerings.

May 26, 2022 - 9:12:46 AM

5 posts since 5/20/2022

I figured the Acme label indicated it was once owned by the individual in question.

Images are attached.

THANK YOU for the leads.. will follow up.




 

Edited by - pklonowski on 05/26/2022 09:15:39

Jun 7, 2022 - 5:58:20 AM

406 posts since 1/26/2020

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks
quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Be VERY careful with anything carrying an ACME label.

I have seen many public service videos, showing injuries caused by ACME products.


For those who are under 80 years of age, the "acme products" cartoon joke was a parody of Sears mail order offerings.


Even us Millenials knew that. Sick day from school, some chicken noodle soup, and cartoon network taught us that.

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