Dating orpheum banjos

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I have also included a page on identifying unmarked banjos, for those who have an instrument of unknown origin. Dobson "Victor-Regal" 5-string banjo, Circa 1880's H.

Stewart "Orchestra" 5-string banjo, S/N 4011, Circa 1888 S. Stewart "Lady Stewart" 5-string banjo, S/N 4944, Circa 1899 S. Stewart Little Wonder piccolo banjo, S/N 6265, Circa 1890 S. Stewart "Pony Concert" banjo, S/N 6670, Circa 1891 S. Stewart "Champion" presentation 5-string banjo, S/N 7501, Circa 1891 S. Stewart "American Princess" custom 5-string banjo, S/N 8819, Circa 1891 S. Stewart custom presentation 5-string banjo, S/N 9217, Circa 1892 S. Stewart "Universal Favorite" fretless 5-string banjo, S/N 10035, Circa 1892 S. Stewart "Champion" presentation 5-string banjo, S/N 11246, Circa 1893 S. Stewart "Champion" 5-string custom-made banjo, S/N 15747, Circa 1894 S. Stewart 5-string banjo-banjeaurine, S/N 18403, Circa 1896 S. Stewart 5-string "Solo Banjeaurine", S/N 18837, Circa 1896 S. Stewart 5-string "Cello" banjo, S/N 62758, Circa 1898 S. Stewart "20th Century" 5-string banjo, S/N 63505, Circa 1900 S. Stewart "Special" 5-string banjo, S/N 69404, Circa 1900 S. Stewart Acme Professional-University Glee 5-string banjo, Circa 1900 "Luscomb" 5-string banjorette, Circa 1890 "Luscomb 1893 Patent", grade 3, 5-string banjo, S/N 53, Circa 1893 "Luscomb 1893 Patent", 5-string banjo, S/N 129, Circa 1895 Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo, Circa 1860 Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo, Circa 1865 Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo, Circa 1867 Unmarked Teed-style fretless 5-string banjo, Circa 1870 Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo Circa 1870 Unmarked flush-fret 5-string banjo Circa 1870's Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo, Circa 1870's Unmarked fretless 5-string banjo Circa 1870's Unmarked top-tension 5-string banjo Circa 1880 Unmarked bass banjo Circa 1890 Wurlitzer mandolin, Circa 1915 Gibson K-1 mandocello, Circa 1916 Weymann Mandolute, No.This website is dedicated to photos and descriptions of the many banjos in my collection, along with a few other vintage instruments I have picked up over the years. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #3, 5-string banjo, S/N 26126, Circa 1910 A. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #9, 5-string banjo, S/N 27062, Circa 1911 "George Washburn" 5-string banjo, model 421 custom, Circa 1892 "George Washburn" 5-string ladies banjo, model 421 custom, S/N 390, Circa 1892 "George Washburn" 5-string banjo, model 442, S/N 328, Circa 1892 "George Washburn" 5-string banjo, S/N1095, Circa 1897 "George Washburn" (by Cole) 5-string banjo, S/N 6, Circa 1900 "George Washburn" Improved model 565, 5-string banjo, S/N 8027, Circa 1915 "George Washburn" Improved model 5100, 5-string banjo, S/N 8295, Circa 1915 S. Stewart "Universal Favorite" flush-fret 5-string banjo, S/N2865, Circa 1886 S. Stewart "Orchestra" fretless 5-string banjo, S/N 3321, Circa 1887 S. I have authored this site in the hope that other collectors might follow suit and share photos and information on their banjos with others in the collecting community.

Since my interest in banjos stems in part from my interest in the technological development of the instrument over the years, my collection spans the period from the 1840s to the 1920s. As my collection evolves, banjos presented on the home page of this site may be removed and added to a "banjos I previously owned" page. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Electric" 5-string banjo, S/N 24549, Circa 1908 A. Fairbanks (by Vega) Regent 5-string banjo, S/N 25121, Circa 1909 A. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #9, 5-string banjo, S/N 25516, Circa 1909 A. Banjos in my current collection are listed alphabetically by manufacturer or brand name. Dobson Silver Bell Patent 5-string pony banjo, S/N 7598, Circa 1883 Fairbanks & Cole "Clipper" 5-string banjo, S/N 1700, Circa 1881 Fairbanks & Cole 5-string banjo, S/N 4022, Circa 1884 Fairbanks & Cole "Imperial" 5-string banjo, S/N 6780, Circa 1885 Fairbanks & Cole piccolo 5-string banjo, S/N 6870, Circa 1885 Fairbanks & Cole "Acme" 5-string banjo, S/N 7300, Circa 1887 Fairbanks & Cole 5-string banjo, S/N 7375, Circa 1887 Fairbanks & Cole Imperial 5-string banjo S/N 7663, Circa 1887 Fairbanks & Cole "Imperial" 5-string banjo, S/N 8246, Circa 1888 Fairbanks & Cole "Expert" 5-string banjo S/N 8600, Circa 1888 Fairbanks & Cole "Imperial" 5-string banjo, S/N 8654, Circa 1888 A. Fairbanks "Electric" 5-string banjo, S/N 1147, Circa 1891 A. Fairbanks "Electric" 5-string banjo, S/N 2011, Circa 1892 A. Fairbanks "Curtis Electric" 5-string banjo, S/N 2370, Circa 1892 A. Fairbanks "Electric" 5-string banjorine, S/N 3693, Circa 1893 A. I have recently added a page on Fairbanks/Vega engraved inlay evolution for those interested in how this particular art form developed over the years and through the transition from Fairbanks to Vega ownership. For those interested in the genealogy of banjo manufacturers, I have included a page summarizing some important relationships between manufacturers, but much better information is available elsewhere (see, for example, America's Instrument, The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century, by Gura anad Bollman, University of North Carolina Press, 1999). Dobson "Victor-Professional" 5-string banjo, Circa 1880's George C. For those interested in finding out more about buying vintage banjos and other vintage stringed instruments, I have included a page on that as well. Cole "Eclipse" (Bird) 5-string banjo, S/N 597, Circa 1891 W. Cole "Eclipse" 5-string banjeaurine, S/N 2541, Circa 1895 W. Cole Eclipse 5-string banjo model 2500, S/N 3197, Circa 1896 W. Cole 5-string ladies' banjo, model 1500, S/N 3425, Circa 1896 W. Cole 5-string banjo, S/N 4183, model 2000, Circa 1898 W. Cole "Eclipse" 5-string banjo, S/N 5333, model 3500, Circa 1900 W. Cole banjo-mandolin, S/N 6604, Circa 1904 George C. Dobson "Victor-Concert" 5-string banjo, Circa 1880's George C.