buy no 485
style banjo
brand John Bell
based in UK
trademark
made 1932
retailer unknown
earpiece vulcanite
body metal
horn metal
horn dia 94 mm
length 307 mm
weight 109 gm
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grille none
marks John Bell & Croydon Ld. 50, Wigmore St London W
ring no
adjustable earpiece rotates
condition ok
acquired 2019
seller type individual
found in Hamstreet
country England
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seller note Antique Ear Trumpet made by John Bell & Croydon.
Age unknown - late 1800s / early 1900s ?
19.8cm long.
Blackened metal finish with black earpiece .
Centre has clear makers plate. John Bell & Croydon Ld. 50 Wigmore St.London
Just looked up - the company has been at this address since 1912 so Edwardian period.
comment I have an earl;y banjo by Arnold with J Bell & Co.
So this is a valuable bit of variety.
On inspection this item is much smaller than expected and interesting for size alone.
shape flat dome
boxed no
gwrok yes
wax no
bay 3
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