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Thompson & Odell


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

  ... was founded by Ira Odell in 1872 who went into partnership the following year with C W Thompson at 121 Court Street, Boston, Mass.


In 1874 they moved to 86 Tremont Street and relocated several more times into Washington Street as the business grew.  


They were  instrument manufacturers and music dealers  making a range of of products both under their own name and under the "Artist”,"Crescent" ,and "Luscomb" brand names, also making for other manufacturers and distributors including Washburn.


The company was incorporated in 1891,  and Odell retired from the business in 1892 but his son replaced him, Thompson died in 1903 and the company was forced into liquidation in 1905.

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