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===================== AMERICAN BANJO MAKERS ============================
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==Originally compiled by Jay Cohn, The String Shop, Boston, MA., this ==
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BRAND NAME APPROX
OR MFG
MAKER CITY (GHOST MFG.) DATES
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Eibel, A.F.............Malden, MA................................c. 1895
Eisenbrannt............Baltimore, MD.............................c. 1885
Emerson, D.............NYC.......................................c. 1884
Epiphone...............NYC.....................................1876-1957
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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
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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......................................... ?
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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Quinlan, J.E...........Boston, MA................................c. 1897
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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
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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
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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
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Uncless, L. & MacGee, D..Syracuse, NY............................c. 1910
Union Music Co.........Toledo, OH..........(?).................1919-1923
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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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There are some obvious omissions. Kevin Enoch, Mike Ramsay, Jason Romero, and
others. Also Goldtone.

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===================== AMERICAN BANJO MAKERS ============================
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==Originally compiled by Jay Cohn, The String Shop, Boston, MA., this ==
====== copy edited & updated by Joe Bethancourt, Phoenix AZ ============
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BRAND NAME APPROX
OR MFG
MAKER CITY (GHOST MFG.) DATES
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Eibel, A.F.............Malden, MA................................c. 1895
Eisenbrannt............Baltimore, MD.............................c. 1885
Emerson, D.............NYC.......................................c. 1884
Epiphone...............NYC.....................................1876-1957
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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
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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......................................... ?
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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Quinlan, J.E...........Boston, MA................................c. 1897
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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
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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
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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
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Uncless, L. & MacGee, D..Syracuse, NY............................c. 1910
Union Music Co.........Toledo, OH..........(?).................1919-1923
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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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