Tin Pan Fretless Banjo

Tin Pan Fretless Banjo

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Description

This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1880-1920. It is a Four-String banjo made from a tin pan. The neck appears to be commercially made. There are four Grover tuning pegs. Stamped on tuning peg rings:

GROVER
PAT. PEND.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
banjo
date made
1880-1920
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 11 in x 2 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 27.94 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1981.0530.09
accession number
1981.0530
catalog number
1981.0530.09
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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