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was born in Salford, Manchester (then in the County of Lancashire) and  was recorded in the 1871 censusas a Mucsical instrument maker aged 25.

 

In the late 1870s he was based in Piccadilly,  Manchester was making 7-string, smooth- arm banjos with 12 in. hoops, twenty four brackets and push-in ivory pegs.

 

These well-constructed instruments had a pair of crossed banjos about 2 in. In length cut out of mother of pearl and handsomely etched inlaid into the ebony fingerboard where it joined the metal hoop.

 

It is not known when he ceased making banjos but he does not appear in the 1881 census.

Charles Henshaw  1846 to ..

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Do you have a pre 1940's banjo by this maker?  can you supply us some images?