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    Looking for Mandolin tops in the late 1800's.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/JULIUS-BREC...sAAOSwYDZadRlH
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Interesting, Mike, but do you know what this guy is talking about? He is asking for this guy to supply him with logs for instrument tops (spruce?) of with lumber cut to size. It almost sound like he has to convince the Clarks to sell them lumber when they would prefer to use to to make butter tubs?
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    That's what it sounds like to me. Like dude, you could make a whole lot more money if you sell them to me.
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    Ah, just think if Bill had walked into that barber shop and bought a butter tub. This would be Butter Tub Cafe.
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    Yeah, but David (and a few of us) would still be insisting he preferred his butter in a "bowl" not a "tub". ;-)

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    I also think that some folks would describe it as sounding tubby.
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    This was just a few years after Brockett's Bridge NY became Dolgeville, when Alfred Dolge moved Autoharp manufacturing there from the Zimmermann shop in Philadelphia, and the grateful citizens petitioned to change the town's name in his honor.

    Did I mention that Dolge was the "Piano Felt King," and that Autoharps also used felt, so it was a good fit? Unfortunately, Dolge went broke in 1899. Town's still called Dolgeville, anyway.
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    Julius Breckwoldt *& Son* are listed as a Gibson vendor in Spann's book as a wood supplier (top Page 52).
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Interesting. I wonder of that area simply got logged out like a lot of New England, and the company simply folded. Close to the Adirondacks though, so who knows?

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    They were still doing business up into the 20's and maybe beyond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    This was just a few years after Brockett's Bridge NY became Dolgeville, when Alfred Dolge moved Autoharp manufacturing there from the Zimmermann shop in Philadelphia, and the grateful citizens petitioned to change the town's name in his honor.

    Did I mention that Dolge was the "Piano Felt King," and that Autoharps also used felt, so it was a good fit? Unfortunately, Dolge went broke in 1899. Town's still called Dolgeville, anyway.
    DMIS. This has Breckwoldt working at Dolge, Allen....

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