In 1916 the Slingerland Drum Company was formed  in Illinois and two years later they formed a banjo division for the manufacture of tenor- banjos and plectrum-banjos which they sold under the name of Maybell.

 

These well-made instruments enjoyed sales all over the world until the depression of 1929 when production eased.  In 1930 the Company reverted back to drum making.

Maybell

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Slingerland peg head

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