These tuners may well have been used by other makers as well.
b) I am aware of 3 different metal plates Fairbanks mounted on his dowel sticks.
I would like to accumulate a large number of serial numbers of plated Fairbanks banjos to correlate with the different plates.
2) To provide a comprehensive photographic library of instruments made by what I call the Fairbanks " family from its inception in the 1870s until approximately 1915.3) To propose a system of classification for all the banjos that actually bear the Fairbanks name. ( Refer to the information within the Fairbanks Company Banjos grouping).