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William B Tilton

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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.

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