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Aug 15, 2022 - 7:25:06 PM
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1605 posts since 3/1/2012

Just picked this one up. Someone that had read my banjo books thought I would like it, and he was correct.
It is missing it’s back—there are holes around the pot indicating that it had a back originally.
No clue if it is American, or British, or what.
Also no idea if it is factory made, or a one-off.
Age? Late 19th century, or earlier?
Anyone have any ideas?




 

Edited by - IMBanjoJim on 08/15/2022 19:26:15

Aug 15, 2022 - 7:44:07 PM

10009 posts since 8/28/2013

Interesting banjo, and I like it. I hope you can do a video of it being played.

I don't see the holes you mentioned, just some flathead screws.

Aug 15, 2022 - 7:57:55 PM

1605 posts since 3/1/2012

I have an English banjo with the screws around the circumference, but the brass plates radiating out from the pot are reminiscent of early H.C. Dobson’s, made by Buckbee in NYC.




Aug 17, 2022 - 9:13:25 AM

454 posts since 10/8/2018

quote:
Originally posted by IMBanjoJim

I have an English banjo with the screws around the circumference, but the brass plates radiating out from the pot are reminiscent of early H.C. Dobson’s, made by Buckbee in NYC.


I also have one of those 1867 Dobson style English banjos made by a maker named Etherington. And it looks a lot like the new one you have but the brass plates are shorter than your new one.

Aug 17, 2022 - 11:18:02 AM

1681 posts since 4/25/2007

vintagebanjomaker.com/Etherington

Interesting banjo Jim. Link to Etherington Above.

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