|Title||banjo and case|
|Lexicon Category||6: T&E For Communication|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Musical T&E|
.a - Five string open back, 2nd grade banjo, serial number 5195 that is American Princess in style. The neck is cherry, the pot, including the flange, brackets, and tension hoop, is nickel, the head is animal skin, and the dowel stick is wood. The fingerboard and peghead are ebony inlaid with mother-of-pearl stars and diamonds, there are 20 frets of inlaid mother-of-pearl, and three of four tuning pegs on the peghead probably are ivoroid. The bridge and tailpiece are missing.
.b - Black instrument case, possibly replacement, marked "Tandy Ellis Lexington, Ky."
|Place of Origin||Philadelphia, PA|
|Makers Mark||"S. S. STEWART/PHILA. PA/2 GRADE" and "5195" are stamped in the dowel stick|
Musical instrument cases
Ellis, James Tandy, 1868-1942
|Year Range From||1890|
|Year Range To||1894|
|Caption||Front view of SS Stewart banjo|
|Number of Images||9|
.a banjo - neck length: 17"; length from the nut to where the strings meet the pot: 27.5 inches; diameter of pot: 10.125"
.b case - 32.5 x 13.25 x 4.25 inches
|Ownership History||Ellis, James Tandy, 1868-1942|