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charleysconsignmentshop
Aug-21-2009, 3:07pm
I've been told this is a banjo mandolin made for mandolin orchestras but that's about all I know - and that it's British made. Anyone have more information about this instrument - manufacturer, time period, etc? Thanks!!

8ch(pl)
Aug-23-2009, 5:24pm
I believe the crouching lion with "British Made" under it is a trademark of George S Houghton and Sons. That is what looks to be on the head stock. Sometimes marked GSH&S. Made in Birmingham from 1880's to 1960's, then moved to London to be associated with Dallas banjos.

charleysconsignmentshop
Aug-24-2009, 9:33am
Thank you for the info!