Banjo.

Instrument

Banjo

Instrument Family

Strings

Maker

Windsor

Place Made

Birmingham; Europe; England; United Kingdom

Date Made

Probably 1st half of the 20th centurySerial number: 49.

Description

Technical description: Calfskin membrane, badly broken around rim. Rim of metal set inside a wooden body veneered in hardwood (rosewood?). Nickel plated string holder at bottom with five knobs for the looped strings to attach to. Neck width 35.5 - 51. Mother-of-pearl frets at 1, 3, 5, 7(2), 10, 12, 14, 17, 21; 21frets total . V-shaped neck. 5 tuners of ebony veneered head. Fingerboard of ebony over maple. Metal button on back. Tuner metal including the buttons.

Notes

a.macaulay, december1991; d.p.martin, 2003.

Measurements

921.Body diameter: 223 (membrane), 289 (body)

Provenance

on loan to the Collection.

Collection

MIMEd

Accession Number

274

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