Around 1860, William B Tilton, “on Broadway near Spring Street” in New York City was making banjos in addition to guitars. Six years later he is heard of in Boston, Mass. where he produced a “clock key tightened tack head banjo” with a 2 ½” deep hood.
No details of this tightening device are available nor has any information be found about his further banjo making.
Do you have a pre 1940's banjo by this maker? can you supply us some images?
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