Thomas Bostock 1857 to 1941
... was born in Southwark and brought up in Clerkenwell, London. He first trained as a printer but by 1890 he was a musical instrument maker and he had his business at 23 Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell. He married Alice Maud Philips in 1882 and they had 6 childern.
He was a wholesale maker of banjos and zither-banjos from about 1880 to the middle 1920's when nothing further is heard of him. The 1911 census has him listed as a Musical Instrument Maker and repairer.
He is buried in Islington Cemetry. 5 sring courtesy of J A Turner. (originally fretless and replaced tail piece and tuners)
Additional familly information courtesy of David & Carol Bostock