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On Thursday, February 2, 1995 at 2:36:04 PM UTC-5, Joe Bethancourt wrote:
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> ===================== AMERICAN BANJO MAKERS ============================
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ==Originally compiled by Jay Cohn, The String Shop, Boston, MA., this ==
> ====== copy edited & updated by Joe Bethancourt, Phoenix AZ ============
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> BRAND NAME APPROX
> OR MFG
> MAKER CITY (GHOST MFG.) DATES
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Abrams, (K?)...........NYC.......................................... ?
> Acme...........Phila, PA.....(SS Stewart, Stewart & Bauer)..1893-1901(?)
> Alberts, Charles F.....Phila, PA.........Sonoro..................c. 1903
> Albrecht, O.H..........Phila, PA.................................c. 1902
> Aluminum Musical Inst. Co....NYC..........Merrill..............1894-1898
> Ashborn, James.........Wolcottville, CT..........................c. 1852
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Bacon & Day Co.........Groton, CT..........Silverbell..........1922-1939
> Bacon Banjo Co.........Groton, CT..............................1915-1922
> Bacon Mfg. & Pub. Co...Forrestdale, VT.....(Vega & Orpheum)....1908-1915
> Baily, Ed L............Brooklyn, NY..........................1915?-1924?
> Baldwin-Ode............Boulder, CO.............................197?- ?
> Bandola Co.............Portland, ME............................1908-1914
> Barnes, H.C............Boston, MA........(Fairbanks)........c. 1890-1898
> Barrett, C.............. ? .....................................c. 1880
> Barrows Music Co.......Saginaw, MI........Waldo................1894-1902
> Bay State..............Boston, MA.........(Fairbanks)............c. 1890
> Benary, H..............NYC.......................................c. 1890
> Bobzin, Charles........Detroit, MI........(Cole)...............1892-1915
> Bogan, John J..........NYC.......................................c. 1870
> Bohmann, Joseph........Chicago, IL...............................c. 1890
> Boucher, Wm............Baltimore, MD...........................1840-1898
> Bowan, Wm..............NYC.......................................c. 1910
> Bowen, Wm..............Newark, NJ..........( ? )................. ?
> Bowman, Jos............Chicago, IL...............................c. 1890
> Bree, Thos. W..........San Francisco, CA.........................c. 1849
> Bruno..................NYC.................(Buckbee)...........1885- ?
> Buckbee, J.H...........NYC.................J.H.B...............1860-1897
> Buckley, Geo. S........NYC....................................... ?
> Burford, L.D...........Toledo, OH................................c. 1902
> Burke, Walter..........Providence, RI............................c. 1885
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Carey..................Chicago, IL........(Lyon & Healey)........c. 1910
> Chase, O.R.............Boston, MA..........Apollo..............1882-1888
> Clark, Edmund............ ? .....................................c. 1880
> Clarke, J.W............NYC.................Thunderer...........1860-1880
> Clem, Peter............NYC................Ossman.................c. 1900
> Cluett.................Albany, NY................................c. 1880
> Cole, F.E.(brother of W.A.)..Boston, MA....Eclipse.............1909-1922
> Cole, W.A....................Boston, MA....Eclipse.............1894-1909
> Converse, Frank B......NYC.............(Buckbee, Stratton).....1884-1898
> Cubley, E. J...........Chicago, IL.............................1882-1888
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dayton Banjo Co........Dayton, OH..............................1922-1929
> Deering Banjo Co.......Lemon Grove, CA.........................197?-pres
> Dewick.................Brooklyn, NY..............................c. 1914
> Diesel, A.W............NYC....................................... ?
> Ditson, C.H............NYC.....................................1867-194?
>
> Ditson, J.E............Phila, PA...............................1875-1910
> Ditson, Oliver.........Boston, MA..............................1834-1856
> Ditson, Oliver & Co....Boston, MA..............................1857-1888
> Ditson, Oliver Co......Boston, MA..............................1888-194?
> Dobro.................. ? ............Dob-Jo................19??-pres
> Dobson, Charles Edgar..NYC...............Echo (?)................c. 1891
> Dobson, Edward Clarendon..NYC................(?).................c. 1890
> Dobson, George C.......Boston, MA........Victor (Buckbee)........c. 1884
> Dobson, Henry C........NYC..............(Buckbee)..............1851-1890
> Dobson, Henry & Son....Boston, MA.........Silverbell (?).........c. 1885
> Dyer, B.F..............Boston, MA................................c. 1855
> Dyer, W.J..............St. Paul, MN......Stetson (Fairbanks).....c. 1895
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Eibel, A.F.............Malden, MA................................c. 1895
> Eisenbrannt............Baltimore, MD.............................c. 1885
> Emerson, D.............NYC.......................................c. 1884
> Epiphone...............NYC.....................................1876-1957
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Fairbanks, A.C., Co....Boston, MA..............................1870-1880
> Fairbanks, A.C. Inc....Boston, MA..............................1890-1904
> Fairbanks & Cole.......Boston, MA..............................1880-1890
> Farland, A.A...........NYC........(Buckbee, Rettburg & Lange)..1890-1939
> Farnham, Wm.H..........Troy, NY................................1870-1890
> Farris, John...........Hartford, CN..............................c. 1890
> Fender.................Los Angeles, CA.........................19??-19??
> Fenton, Hershel........NYC..............Electric (Buckbee).......c. 1890
> Ferguson, E.H..........Rochester, NY.............................c. 1900
> Fischer, Carl..........NYC.......................................c. 1927
> Flatiron...............Bozeman, MT.......(Gibson)..............19??-pres
> Florence, Geo. W......... ? .....................................c. 1880
> Foote, J. Howard.......NYC............Matchless (Buckbee)........c. 1882
> French, J..............Cleveland, OH.............................c. 1870
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Gareipy (see Liberty)..Long Beach, CA..........................1946-1960
> Gatcomb................Boston, MA..............................1875-1895
> Geggan, T. & Bro.......... ? ................Columbia.............. ?
> Gerke, Wm..............Providence, RI............................c. 1888
> Gibson, Inc............Kalamazoo, MI...........................1924-pres
> Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co...Kalamazoo, MI......................1920-1924
> Globe Music Co.........St. Charles...............................c. 1926
> Gordon................ ? ...(Progressive Music Co., Bacon & Day)... ?
> Gordon, Hamilton S.....NYC...................Converse............c. 1895
> Goscha, Frank..........Philadelphia, PA..........................c. 1880
> Gretsch, Fred..........Brooklyn, NY.......Gaynor, Rex, &c......1870-pres
> Guckert................NYC......................................... ?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hall, Emory M..........Chicago, IL........(Clarke, Buckbee)....1875-1903
> Hammig, Ernst..........NYC......................................... ?
> Hanning................NYC.....................................1860-1890
> Hanson, C.F. & Co......Worcester.................................c. 1880
> Hanson, C.P. & Co......Worcester.................................c. 1935
> Harmony................Chicago, IL.............................1903-pres
> Hart...................San Diego, CA....(fibreglass neck/rim)....c. 1960
> Haynes, John C.........Boston, MA.......Bay State, Excelsior...1865-1897
> Henning, J.E...........Chicago, IL.....Grand Solo (Schall).....1880-1900
> Hicks, Nathan..........Beech Mt, NC..............................c. 1938
> Hill, J.G..............Phila, PA.................................c. 1892
> Hoffman Banjo Co.......NYC.......................................c. 1885
> Hoffman, Geo. H........San Francisco, CA.......................1887-1905
>
> Holcomb, J.R...........Cleveland, OH......Empress (trade banjo)..c. 1888
> Horenstein & Sons......NYC...................Luxor...............c. 1926
> Hoseus.Henry & Bros......715 Driggs St Brooklyn, N.Y. (pat.May 18,1886) 1870 ......... ? Patent number 342098
....................................... ?
> Houdlett, A. & Sons....Brooklyn, NY..Lynbrook, Nu-Art, Nu-Way..1865-1930
> Hovey, W.P............. ? .............Concert................... ?
> Howard (Wurlitzer).....Cincinatti........(Gretsch).............1917-1930
> Howarth & Kelly........Providence, RI..........................1880-1890
> Howe, A.O. & E.C.......Chicago, IL................................ ?
> Howe, Elias............Boston, MA...........Academy, Superbo.....c. 1885
> Hunter, J.F............Brooklyn, NY.......(Morrison).............c. 1885
> Hutchins, C.W..........Springfield, MA...........................c. 1885
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Imperial Co............Cincinatti, OH............................c. 1890
> Isbell, H.J............St. Louis, MO.............................c. 1894
> Iucci..................NYC.......................................c. 1930
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Jacklin, W.............Chicago, IL...............................c. 1890
> Jacobs, Dave...........NYC...............(Luban L. Lewis)......1850-1885
> Jacobs, E. Lowell......Newark, DE.............................. ? -pres
> Jacobs, R.............. ? ....................................c. 1855
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Kalamazoo.............. ? .............(Gibson)................ ?
> Karnolt, Wm............NYC.......................................c. 1880
> Kay....................Chicago, IL.............................1931-1967
> Keystone State (see Weymann)
> Kibbe, C.O.............Hartford, CT..............................c. 1880
> Kilbourne, Wm..........Albany, NY................................c. 1885
> Kraske & Co............Chicago, IL.............................1891-1924
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Landers................NYC.....................................1860-1890
> Lange, Wm. H...........NYC.........Paramount, Langestyle.......1897-1939
> La Scalla (see Oscar Schmidt)
> Leedy..................Indianapolis, IN........................ ? -1930
> Levin, H.C.............NYC.....................................1891-1898
> Lewis, E.D.............NYC..............Champion................. ?
> Lewis, Geo. E. (see Haynes)
> Libby Bros.............Gorham, ME................................c. 1890
> Liberty................ ? ..................................... ?
> Lion Mfg. Co...........Rock Rapids...............................c. 1895
> Locke, C.S............. ? ..................................... ?
> Lohr, E................NYC.......................................c. 1870
> Long, C.G..............Selma, AL............................c. 1870-1908
> Ludwig & Ludwig........Chicago, IL.............................1920-1931
> Ludy................... ? ..................................... ?
> Luscomb, J.F...........Boston.........(Thompson & Odell).......1897-1920
> Lyon & Healy...........Chicago, IL........Washburn, Mystic.....1864-1939
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> Mager, J...............Baltimore, MD............................. ?
> Majestic............... ? ................................... ?
> Marsters, C.G..........Brooklyn, NY..............................c. 1890
> Martin Bros............NYC.............Dobson Patent.............c. 1863
> Martin, C.F............Nazareth, PA............................1924-1925
> Martin, Fred...........Boston, MA.......(Buckbee, Fairbanks).....c. 1910
> Mather, Fred...........NYC..............(Buckbee)................c. 1860
> Maybell (see Slingerland)
> Mays. Jerome........... ? .....................................c. 1891
> McCord, Hurcules.......St. Louis, MO...........................1855-1890
> Merlin................. ? .............(aluminium neck)........c. 1965
> Meyer, Fred C..........Phila PA.........(a wholesaler)...........c. 1910
>
> Minalco................Kensington, Md.......(kits)...............c. 1970
> Minturn, J.D...........Syracuse, NY.............................. ?
> Morrell, Chas..........NYC.....................................1839-1849
> Morrell, Chas..........San Francisco...........................1859-1896
> Morrison, Jas. & Co....NYC.....................................1870-1912
> Mustill, F.R........... ? ...........Folding banjo.............c. 1886
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Nelson, H.C............N. Evanston, IL...........................c. 1897
> Newcorn, Harry.........NYC....................................... ?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Oatley, A.G............ ? ...................................c. 1875
> Oatley, H.F............Putnam, CT................................c. 1898
> Ode....................Boulder, CO.............................196?-197?
> Ome....................Boulder, CO.............................197?-pres
> Orpheum (see Rettburg & Lange)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Parker, Calvert........Keene, NH.................................c. 1922
> Paramount (see Rettburg & Lange)
> Pepper, J.W............Phila, PA.......Premier (Fairbanks).......c. 1896
> Perfektone (see Progressive Music Co.)
> Philharmonic...........Providence, RI............................c. 1928
> Pollman, August.....NYC..Pollmanini, Silvertone, (Lyon & Healy)..c. 1890
> Proffitt, Frank........Vilas, NC.................................c. 1965
> Progressive Music Co...NYC..........(a wholesaler)...............c. 1920
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Quinlan, J.E...........Boston, MA................................c. 1897
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Regal..............Indianapolis, IN....20th Century, University..c. 1920
> Rettburg & Lange.......NYC.......Orpheum, Paramount, etc.......1897-1929
> Richelieu..............Oregon, WI..............................19??-pres
> Rickett, Jos...........Phila PA..................................c. 1890
> Robinson, Gad........Boston, MA..(Fairbanks, Gatcomb, Chase(?)...c. 1893
> Reiter, Bart........... MI.......Whyte Ladye & Bacon repros..1985-pres
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Saunders, E.P..........Ludlow, VT.....(similar to early Bacons)..c. 1910
> Schaeffer, Arling......Chicago, IL....Mellowtone (Schall)......1911-1924
> Schall, J.B............Chicago, IL.............................1878-1907
> Schastey & Diesel......NYC....................................... ?
> Schmick, Wm............Camden, NJ....Lyric (Fairbanks).........1914-1925
> Schmidt, Oscar Inc..Jersey City, NJ..La Scalla,Sovereign,Stella..c. 1920
> Schroeder, J.G.........NYC.............JGS.......................c. 1902
> Schattuck, B.E.........Boston, MA..............................1895-1897
> Shaw...................Chicago, IL...............................c. 1914
> Simonson, V............ ? ...................................c. 1862
> Slingerland............Chicago, IL...Slingerland, Maybell......1918-1929
> Snow, Billy............NYC.......................................c. 1870
> Sovereign (see Oscar Schmidt)
> Star Banjo Co..........Boston, MA................................c. 1882
> Stella (see Oscar Schmidt)
> Stelling............... ? , CA..............................197?-pres
> Stern, Jos. W..........NYC.............Stewart Sons, 4S........1902-1914
> Stetson, J.F...........Chicago, IL.......(Fairbanks).............c. 1898
> Stewart & Bauer........Phila, PA...........Monogram............1898-1901
> Stewart-McDonald.......Athens, OH..........(kits)..............19??-pres
> Stewart, J.R...........Chicago, IL.......Le Domino...............c. 1926
> Stewart, S.S...........Phila, PA...............................1878-1898
> Stimpson, J.H..........Reading, MA............................... ?
> Strathopoulo, Epi......NYC................Epiphone.............1873-1957
> Stratton, J.F..........NYC.............(a wholesaler)............c. 1881
>
> Stratton, W. & Handley, J...Lowell. MA.......(Cole)..............c. 1890
> Strauss Mfg. Co........NYC.......................................c. 1902
> Strebe Bros............NYC....................................... ?
> Stromberg, Chas. A.....Boston, MA..............................1910-1950
> Stromberg-Voisinette...Chicago, IL...........Key Chord.......c.1920-1931
> Supertone.............. ? ................................... ?
> Sweeney, Joel W........Appomatox, VA......(some by Boucher)....1831-1845
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Talmadge...............Cincinatti, OH............................c. 1885
> Teed, Geo..............NYC.....................................1862-1895
> Teel, G.S.W............Springfield, MA...........................c. 1890
> Thayer, Geo. L.........Mt. Upton, NY........Comet..............1913-192?
> Thompson & Odell.......Boston, MA........(Luscomb).............1872-1905
> Tilton, W.B............NYC & Boston......(Haynes)..............1860-1885
> Trujo..................San Francisco......(Gibson).............1927-1934
> Turner (McTurner), John...NYC..................................1862-1895
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Uncless, L. & MacGee, D..Syracuse, NY............................c. 1910
> Union Music Co.........Toledo, OH..........(?).................1919-1923
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Van Eps, Fred.......Plainfield, NJ...(dist. by Lyon & Healey)..1903-1929
> Vega Co................Boston, MA..............................1904-1978
> Vega Co................Nazareth, PA......(Martin)..............1970-19??
> Vega Co................S. Korea.......(Global Trading Co)...... ?
> Waldo (see Barrows)
> Washburn, Geo..........Chicago, IL.....(Lyon & Healey).........1890-1929
> Watt, C.L..............Phila, PA.................................c. 1870
> Wesley, John........... ? ................................... ?
> Weymann, H.A. & Sons...Phila, PA......Keystone State, W&S......1864-1934
> Wikes..................Holyoke, MA............................... ?
> Wildwood...............Arcata, CA..............................197?-pres
> Wilson, Albert.........Troy, NY................................1850-1870
> Woods Banjo Co.........Falmouth, ME..............................c. 1887
> Wulschner, Emil & Sons...Indianapolis, IN....The Regal (wholesaler).. ?
> Wurlitzer, Rudolph.....Cincinatti, OH.......Howard.............1856-194?
> Wurlitzer..............NYC....................................... ?
>
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Steve Goldfield
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There are some obvious omissions. Kevin Enoch, Mike Ramsay, Jason Romero, and
others. Also Goldtone.

Steve

On Thursday, February 2, 1995 at 11:36:04 AM UTC-8, Joe Bethancourt wrote:
> Note: if you have any corrections, additions, etc please send them to me
> at ***@indirect.com
>
> *******************
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ===================== AMERICAN BANJO MAKERS ============================
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ==Originally compiled by Jay Cohn, The String Shop, Boston, MA., this ==
> ====== copy edited & updated by Joe Bethancourt, Phoenix AZ ============
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> BRAND NAME APPROX
> OR MFG
> MAKER CITY (GHOST MFG.) DATES
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Abrams, (K?)...........NYC.......................................... ?
> Acme...........Phila, PA.....(SS Stewart, Stewart & Bauer)..1893-1901(?)
> Alberts, Charles F.....Phila, PA.........Sonoro..................c. 1903
> Albrecht, O.H..........Phila, PA.................................c. 1902
> Aluminum Musical Inst. Co....NYC..........Merrill..............1894-1898
> Ashborn, James.........Wolcottville, CT..........................c. 1852
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Bacon & Day Co.........Groton, CT..........Silverbell..........1922-1939
> Bacon Banjo Co.........Groton, CT..............................1915-1922
> Bacon Mfg. & Pub. Co...Forrestdale, VT.....(Vega & Orpheum)....1908-1915
> Baily, Ed L............Brooklyn, NY..........................1915?-1924?
> Baldwin-Ode............Boulder, CO.............................197?- ?
> Bandola Co.............Portland, ME............................1908-1914
> Barnes, H.C............Boston, MA........(Fairbanks)........c. 1890-1898
> Barrett, C.............. ? .....................................c. 1880
> Barrows Music Co.......Saginaw, MI........Waldo................1894-1902
> Bay State..............Boston, MA.........(Fairbanks)............c. 1890
> Benary, H..............NYC.......................................c. 1890
> Bobzin, Charles........Detroit, MI........(Cole)...............1892-1915
> Bogan, John J..........NYC.......................................c. 1870
> Bohmann, Joseph........Chicago, IL...............................c. 1890
> Boucher, Wm............Baltimore, MD...........................1840-1898
> Bowan, Wm..............NYC.......................................c. 1910
> Bowen, Wm..............Newark, NJ..........( ? )................. ?
> Bowman, Jos............Chicago, IL...............................c. 1890
> Bree, Thos. W..........San Francisco, CA.........................c. 1849
> Bruno..................NYC.................(Buckbee)...........1885- ?
> Buckbee, J.H...........NYC.................J.H.B...............1860-1897
> Buckley, Geo. S........NYC....................................... ?
> Burford, L.D...........Toledo, OH................................c. 1902
> Burke, Walter..........Providence, RI............................c. 1885
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Carey..................Chicago, IL........(Lyon & Healey)........c. 1910
> Chase, O.R.............Boston, MA..........Apollo..............1882-1888
> Clark, Edmund............ ? .....................................c. 1880
> Clarke, J.W............NYC.................Thunderer...........1860-1880
> Clem, Peter............NYC................Ossman.................c. 1900
> Cluett.................Albany, NY................................c. 1880
> Cole, F.E.(brother of W.A.)..Boston, MA....Eclipse.............1909-1922
> Cole, W.A....................Boston, MA....Eclipse.............1894-1909
> Converse, Frank B......NYC.............(Buckbee, Stratton).....1884-1898
> Cubley, E. J...........Chicago, IL.............................1882-1888
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dayton Banjo Co........Dayton, OH..............................1922-1929
> Deering Banjo Co.......Lemon Grove, CA.........................197?-pres
> Dewick.................Brooklyn, NY..............................c. 1914
> Diesel, A.W............NYC....................................... ?
> Ditson, C.H............NYC.....................................1867-194?
>
> Ditson, J.E............Phila, PA...............................1875-1910
> Ditson, Oliver.........Boston, MA..............................1834-1856
> Ditson, Oliver & Co....Boston, MA..............................1857-1888
> Ditson, Oliver Co......Boston, MA..............................1888-194?
> Dobro.................. ? ............Dob-Jo................19??-pres
> Dobson, Charles Edgar..NYC...............Echo (?)................c. 1891
> Dobson, Edward Clarendon..NYC................(?).................c. 1890
> Dobson, George C.......Boston, MA........Victor (Buckbee)........c. 1884
> Dobson, Henry C........NYC..............(Buckbee)..............1851-1890
> Dobson, Henry & Son....Boston, MA.........Silverbell (?).........c. 1885
> Dyer, B.F..............Boston, MA................................c. 1855
> Dyer, W.J..............St. Paul, MN......Stetson (Fairbanks).....c. 1895
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Eibel, A.F.............Malden, MA................................c. 1895
> Eisenbrannt............Baltimore, MD.............................c. 1885
> Emerson, D.............NYC.......................................c. 1884
> Epiphone...............NYC.....................................1876-1957
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Fairbanks, A.C., Co....Boston, MA..............................1870-1880
> Fairbanks, A.C. Inc....Boston, MA..............................1890-1904
> Fairbanks & Cole.......Boston, MA..............................1880-1890
> Farland, A.A...........NYC........(Buckbee, Rettburg & Lange)..1890-1939
> Farnham, Wm.H..........Troy, NY................................1870-1890
> Farris, John...........Hartford, CN..............................c. 1890
> Fender.................Los Angeles, CA.........................19??-19??
> Fenton, Hershel........NYC..............Electric (Buckbee).......c. 1890
> Ferguson, E.H..........Rochester, NY.............................c. 1900
> Fischer, Carl..........NYC.......................................c. 1927
> Flatiron...............Bozeman, MT.......(Gibson)..............19??-pres
> Florence, Geo. W......... ? .....................................c. 1880
> Foote, J. Howard.......NYC............Matchless (Buckbee)........c. 1882
> French, J..............Cleveland, OH.............................c. 1870
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Gareipy (see Liberty)..Long Beach, CA..........................1946-1960
> Gatcomb................Boston, MA..............................1875-1895
> Geggan, T. & Bro.......... ? ................Columbia.............. ?
> Gerke, Wm..............Providence, RI............................c. 1888
> Gibson, Inc............Kalamazoo, MI...........................1924-pres
> Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Co...Kalamazoo, MI......................1920-1924
> Globe Music Co.........St. Charles...............................c. 1926
> Gordon................ ? ...(Progressive Music Co., Bacon & Day)... ?
> Gordon, Hamilton S.....NYC...................Converse............c. 1895
> Goscha, Frank..........Philadelphia, PA..........................c. 1880
> Gretsch, Fred..........Brooklyn, NY.......Gaynor, Rex, &c......1870-pres
> Guckert................NYC......................................... ?
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hall, Emory M..........Chicago, IL........(Clarke, Buckbee)....1875-1903
> Hammig, Ernst..........NYC......................................... ?
> Hanning................NYC.....................................1860-1890
> Hanson, C.F. & Co......Worcester.................................c. 1880
> Hanson, C.P. & Co......Worcester.................................c. 1935
> Harmony................Chicago, IL.............................1903-pres
> Hart...................San Diego, CA....(fibreglass neck/rim)....c. 1960
> Haynes, John C.........Boston, MA.......Bay State, Excelsior...1865-1897
> Henning, J.E...........Chicago, IL.....Grand Solo (Schall).....1880-1900
> Hicks, Nathan..........Beech Mt, NC..............................c. 1938
> Hill, J.G..............Phila, PA.................................c. 1892
> Hoffman Banjo Co.......NYC.......................................c. 1885
> Hoffman, Geo. H........San Francisco, CA.......................1887-1905
>
> Holcomb, J.R...........Cleveland, OH......Empress (trade banjo)..c. 1888
> Horenstein & Sons......NYC...................Luxor...............c. 1926
> Hoseus................. ? ....................................... ?
> Houdlett, A. & Sons....Brooklyn, NY..Lynbrook, Nu-Art, Nu-Way..1865-1930
> Hovey, W.P............. ? .............Concert................... ?
> Howard (Wurlitzer).....Cincinatti........(Gretsch).............1917-1930
> Howarth & Kelly........Providence, RI..........................1880-1890
> Howe, A.O. & E.C.......Chicago, IL................................ ?
> Howe, Elias............Boston, MA...........Academy, Superbo.....c. 1885
> Hunter, J.F............Brooklyn, NY.......(Morrison).............c. 1885
> Hutchins, C.W..........Springfield, MA...........................c. 1885
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Imperial Co............Cincinatti, OH............................c. 1890
> Isbell, H.J............St. Louis, MO.............................c. 1894
> Iucci..................NYC.......................................c. 1930
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> Jacklin, W.............Chicago, IL...............................c. 1890
> Jacobs, Dave...........NYC...............(Luban L. Lewis)......1850-1885
> Jacobs, E. Lowell......Newark, DE.............................. ? -pres
> Jacobs, R.............. ? ....................................c. 1855
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Kalamazoo.............. ? .............(Gibson)................ ?
> Karnolt, Wm............NYC.......................................c. 1880
> Kay....................Chicago, IL.............................1931-1967
> Keystone State (see Weymann)
> Kibbe, C.O.............Hartford, CT..............................c. 1880
> Kilbourne, Wm..........Albany, NY................................c. 1885
> Kraske & Co............Chicago, IL.............................1891-1924
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Landers................NYC.....................................1860-1890
> Lange, Wm. H...........NYC.........Paramount, Langestyle.......1897-1939
> La Scalla (see Oscar Schmidt)
> Leedy..................Indianapolis, IN........................ ? -1930
> Levin, H.C.............NYC.....................................1891-1898
> Lewis, E.D.............NYC..............Champion................. ?
> Lewis, Geo. E. (see Haynes)
> Libby Bros.............Gorham, ME................................c. 1890
> Liberty................ ? ..................................... ?
> Lion Mfg. Co...........Rock Rapids...............................c. 1895
> Locke, C.S............. ? ..................................... ?
> Lohr, E................NYC.......................................c. 1870
> Long, C.G..............Selma, AL............................c. 1870-1908
> Ludwig & Ludwig........Chicago, IL.............................1920-1931
> Ludy................... ? ..................................... ?
> Luscomb, J.F...........Boston.........(Thompson & Odell).......1897-1920
> Lyon & Healy...........Chicago, IL........Washburn, Mystic.....1864-1939
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> Mager, J...............Baltimore, MD............................. ?
> Majestic............... ? ................................... ?
> Marsters, C.G..........Brooklyn, NY..............................c. 1890
> Martin Bros............NYC.............Dobson Patent.............c. 1863
> Martin, C.F............Nazareth, PA............................1924-1925
> Martin, Fred...........Boston, MA.......(Buckbee, Fairbanks).....c. 1910
> Mather, Fred...........NYC..............(Buckbee)................c. 1860
> Maybell (see Slingerland)
> Mays. Jerome........... ? .....................................c. 1891
> McCord, Hurcules.......St. Louis, MO...........................1855-1890
> Merlin................. ? .............(aluminium neck)........c. 1965
> Meyer, Fred C..........Phila PA.........(a wholesaler)...........c. 1910
>
> Minalco................Kensington, Md.......(kits)...............c. 1970
> Minturn, J.D...........Syracuse, NY.............................. ?
> Morrell, Chas..........NYC.....................................1839-1849
> Morrell, Chas..........San Francisco...........................1859-1896
> Morrison, Jas. & Co....NYC.....................................1870-1912
> Mustill, F.R........... ? ...........Folding banjo.............c. 1886
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> Nelson, H.C............N. Evanston, IL...........................c. 1897
> Newcorn, Harry.........NYC....................................... ?
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> Oatley, A.G............ ? ...................................c. 1875
> Oatley, H.F............Putnam, CT................................c. 1898
> Ode....................Boulder, CO.............................196?-197?
> Ome....................Boulder, CO.............................197?-pres
> Orpheum (see Rettburg & Lange)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Parker, Calvert........Keene, NH.................................c. 1922
> Paramount (see Rettburg & Lange)
> Pepper, J.W............Phila, PA.......Premier (Fairbanks).......c. 1896
> Perfektone (see Progressive Music Co.)
> Philharmonic...........Providence, RI............................c. 1928
> Pollman, August.....NYC..Pollmanini, Silvertone, (Lyon & Healy)..c. 1890
> Proffitt, Frank........Vilas, NC.................................c. 1965
> Progressive Music Co...NYC..........(a wholesaler)...............c. 1920
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Quinlan, J.E...........Boston, MA................................c. 1897
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Regal..............Indianapolis, IN....20th Century, University..c. 1920
> Rettburg & Lange.......NYC.......Orpheum, Paramount, etc.......1897-1929
> Richelieu..............Oregon, WI..............................19??-pres
> Rickett, Jos...........Phila PA..................................c. 1890
> Robinson, Gad........Boston, MA..(Fairbanks, Gatcomb, Chase(?)...c. 1893
> Reiter, Bart........... MI.......Whyte Ladye & Bacon repros..1985-pres
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Saunders, E.P..........Ludlow, VT.....(similar to early Bacons)..c. 1910
> Schaeffer, Arling......Chicago, IL....Mellowtone (Schall)......1911-1924
> Schall, J.B............Chicago, IL.............................1878-1907
> Schastey & Diesel......NYC....................................... ?
> Schmick, Wm............Camden, NJ....Lyric (Fairbanks).........1914-1925
> Schmidt, Oscar Inc..Jersey City, NJ..La Scalla,Sovereign,Stella..c. 1920
> Schroeder, J.G.........NYC.............JGS.......................c. 1902
> Schattuck, B.E.........Boston, MA..............................1895-1897
> Shaw...................Chicago, IL...............................c. 1914
> Simonson, V............ ? ...................................c. 1862
> Slingerland............Chicago, IL...Slingerland, Maybell......1918-1929
> Snow, Billy............NYC.......................................c. 1870
> Sovereign (see Oscar Schmidt)
> Star Banjo Co..........Boston, MA................................c. 1882
> Stella (see Oscar Schmidt)
> Stelling............... ? , CA..............................197?-pres
> Stern, Jos. W..........NYC.............Stewart Sons, 4S........1902-1914
> Stetson, J.F...........Chicago, IL.......(Fairbanks).............c. 1898
> Stewart & Bauer........Phila, PA...........Monogram............1898-1901
> Stewart-McDonald.......Athens, OH..........(kits)..............19??-pres
> Stewart, J.R...........Chicago, IL.......Le Domino...............c. 1926
> Stewart, S.S...........Phila, PA...............................1878-1898
> Stimpson, J.H..........Reading, MA............................... ?
> Strathopoulo, Epi......NYC................Epiphone.............1873-1957
> Stratton, J.F..........NYC.............(a wholesaler)............c. 1881
>
> Stratton, W. & Handley, J...Lowell. MA.......(Cole)..............c. 1890
> Strauss Mfg. Co........NYC.......................................c. 1902
> Strebe Bros............NYC....................................... ?
> Stromberg, Chas. A.....Boston, MA..............................1910-1950
> Stromberg-Voisinette...Chicago, IL...........Key Chord.......c.1920-1931
> Supertone.............. ? ................................... ?
> Sweeney, Joel W........Appomatox, VA......(some by Boucher)....1831-1845
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Talmadge...............Cincinatti, OH............................c. 1885
> Teed, Geo..............NYC.....................................1862-1895
> Teel, G.S.W............Springfield, MA...........................c. 1890
> Thayer, Geo. L.........Mt. Upton, NY........Comet..............1913-192?
> Thompson & Odell.......Boston, MA........(Luscomb).............1872-1905
> Tilton, W.B............NYC & Boston......(Haynes)..............1860-1885
> Trujo..................San Francisco......(Gibson).............1927-1934
> Turner (McTurner), John...NYC..................................1862-1895
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Uncless, L. & MacGee, D..Syracuse, NY............................c. 1910
> Union Music Co.........Toledo, OH..........(?).................1919-1923
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Van Eps, Fred.......Plainfield, NJ...(dist. by Lyon & Healey)..1903-1929
> Vega Co................Boston, MA..............................1904-1978
> Vega Co................Nazareth, PA......(Martin)..............1970-19??
> Vega Co................S. Korea.......(Global Trading Co)...... ?
> Waldo (see Barrows)
> Washburn, Geo..........Chicago, IL.....(Lyon & Healey).........1890-1929
> Watt, C.L..............Phila, PA.................................c. 1870
> Wesley, John........... ? ................................... ?
> Weymann, H.A. & Sons...Phila, PA......Keystone State, W&S......1864-1934
> Wikes..................Holyoke, MA............................... ?
> Wildwood...............Arcata, CA..............................197?-pres
> Wilson, Albert.........Troy, NY................................1850-1870
> Woods Banjo Co.........Falmouth, ME..............................c. 1887
> Wulschner, Emil & Sons...Indianapolis, IN....The Regal (wholesaler).. ?
> Wurlitzer, Rudolph.....Cincinatti, OH.......Howard.............1856-194?
> Wurlitzer..............NYC....................................... ?
>
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