ENGLISH BANJO with later metallic soundboard. c. 1920.
This banjo by Rusworth & Dreaper in Liverpool, (Apollo model) has been
modified by the changing of the skin with a metallic soundboard...
This part, engraved of esoteric designs, showing two outline side-faces, A & B,
on both sides of a five points star. On the right, an arc with seven divisions and
five stars,is terminated in a right hand opened on the side-face B...
A series of ten stars (five points) go along the lower part
On the left, another arc with seven divisions and four stars, is also terminated
in a left hand opened on the side -face A.
The center of this metallic soundboard is decorated with an incomprehensible
and illegible design...