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  1. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Errata

    As for my statements on Estudiantina Espanol de Figaro, aka The Spanish Students. Previously, I stated the Spanish Students performed in NYC on New Year's Day, 1880.

    Paul Ruppa has...
  2. Re: Antique Handel or Stromberg-Voisonet tuner buttons

    Anyone on the cafe forums know a Jim Dulfer? According to Matt Umanov, he is a tuner button expert. Where else should I post this question? Or does looking for someone violate TOS of mandolin cafe? I...
  3. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    There have been statements that Bohmann received multiple patents under variant spellings of his name: Bowman, and maybe another variant. The problem with searching these early patents is they are...
  4. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    There have been statements that Bohmann received multiple patents under variant spellings of his name: Bowman, and maybe another variant. The problem with searching these early patents is they are...
  5. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Please post photos when you get it finished.
  6. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Please see my May 16-2019 post on this thread. It includes a scan of Bohmann's catalog front page, which states, "Established 1876." I am uncertain, but think the statement claiming Bohmann began...
  7. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Please send photos when you find them. Thank you.
  8. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Please see my post of May 16. Definitive proof that Bohmann made a mandolin in either 1882 or 1883 - depends on how you interpret the letter. I can email you a scan of the original handwritten letter...
  9. Re: Antique Handel or Stromberg-Voisonet tuner buttons

    Would love to see some photos. But I imagine they were in the same style as the round buttons, white celluloid with a symmetrical floral inlay, MOP and some other material - right?
  10. Re: Antique Handel or Stromberg-Voisonet tuner buttons

    These are the original tuner buttons, and are fake tortoise shell. Celluloid. apparently, ivoroid tuners are much more long-lived. I recall someone used to reproduce the fancy Handel tuner buttons...
  11. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Sure would love to see a brace of photos after it gets restored.
  12. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    This is interesting, simply because I posted a photo related to this thread some years ago, and I have researched Bohmann since around 2005. I will post the photo with a small addition, later.
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  13. Antique Handel or Stromberg-Voisonet tuner buttons

    Has anyone seen stock Handel tuner buttons that look like these? I am trying to discover what they looked like originally. Additionally, I want to fabricate some reproductions.

    These tuner buttons...
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    Re: Are you a licker?

    There seem to be options for finding the interview.

    The NPR archive only was blocked - or the web archive?

    A google search should get you there, and if it the website you find has it deleted,...
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    Handel tuners, semi-fancy

    Tuner buttons shown are from an American 9 string, harp guitar, ca. 1885-1888. They seem to be a cheaper grade of Handel tuners than the nicer ones you see with MOP inlays, and such.

    These look...
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    For many years, the C9 belonging to NASA at...

    For many years, the C9 belonging to NASA at Ellington Field in Houston has been in plain view.

    People in these parts call it the "vomit comet."

    Yippeee!

    Hambonepicker
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    Wouldn't mind seeing some of those images from...

    Wouldn't mind seeing some of those images from the 1905 Sears catalog.

    People who have searched the Sears archives for the company's contracts with George Bauer, Stewart, Jos. Bohmann, et. al.,...
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    I think you're looking at a broken...

    [QUOTE]I think you're looking at a broken headstock that was more in the style of the Martin bowlback Headstocks originally.

    Is that to say, it differed from the other presentation Bohmann...
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    May as well add the cheaper model mandolin...

    May as well add the cheaper model mandolin "finial" headstock, called a "fancy scroll head" in the catalog.

    I have seen examples of these more than the single point headstock, which was listed in...
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    Why isn't there an emoticon that is breathing...

    Why isn't there an emoticon that is breathing hard, with it's tongue hanging out?

    Finally, would anyone care to ID any of these mandolins by maker? I mean any maker besides Bohmann, but am not...
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    The closeup shot. Ideas, anyone? I have always...

    The closeup shot. Ideas, anyone? I have always thought this headstock was the perfect shape for someone not up to total reconstruction of the original design to ream it out and make it look as...
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    Now for the rear view. Whatever is in the C-curve...

    Now for the rear view. Whatever is in the C-curve does not appear to be very thick.
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    Here is the tricky one. Sold on online auction a...

    Here is the tricky one. Sold on online auction a year or more ago for around $400 - fancy tuners, you know.

    Did any of you win this auction? If so, can you describe to me what the inside of this...
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    Here is the headstock referred to in Bohmann...

    Here is the headstock referred to in Bohmann catalogs as a fancy scroll design. (Though this is not what a mandolin player on this board would call a scroll.)

    I have called this a flattened out,...
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    Now for a more uncommon shape, on a Bohmann...

    Now for a more uncommon shape, on a Bohmann presentation grade mandolin.
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