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    • Grapurchat, May 1, 1969

    • Student newspapers and periodicals.
      Radford University
    • Grapurchat was the first student newspaper at Radford College and was published from 1921 until 1978 when the name was changed to the Tartan. "The first two syllables of the word Grapurchat are formed from the colors of the Normal School, [as...
    • Nechville- Heli-Mount Wrenches

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Nechville banjos have a unique system called the Heli-Mount system. With this system, one adjusts head tension by turning an internal ring inside the Heli-Mount frame which uniformly tightens or loosens the tension on the head. The wrenches in...
    • Nechville-Heli-Mount Wrenches

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Nechville banjos have a unique system called the Heli-Mount system. With this system, one adjusts head tension by turning an internal ring inside the Heli-Mount frame which uniformly tightens or loosens the tension on the head. Here you see the two...
    • Stelling- Wrench

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Standard .25 inch wrench used to tighten the head on a Stelling banjo. The head is tightened by adjusting 24 hooks and nuts installed around the rim of the banjo and hooked onto a metal tension band that holds the head in place. Tightening the...
    • Stelling- Spikes

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Many banjos have tiny "railroad spikes" installed near the fifth string on frets 7-10 so that playing in keys other than G are easier. This photograph shows the placement of these spikes. Stelling Banjo Works, Ltd is located in Heards, Virginia...
    • Stelling- Rim

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • This photograph shows again, the shape of the wooden rim of a Setlling banjo. It also shows the hole that the longer coordinator rod needs to go through the rim to adjust neck angle. In the assembled banjo, the tailpiece would attach to the...
    • Nechville- Pot

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • This view of the inside of the Nechville banjo pot shows the 40 hole Megaphonic Tone Ring, the banjo rim, the Tension band and the cog-like bars that the Heli-Mount Wrenches interact with to thighten the head. Nechville Musical Products Company is...
    • Nechville- Flux Capacitor

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • View of the end of a Nechville Tenor Phantom neck showing the adjustment screw, and the hole that the brass tube of the Flux Capacitor neck attachment system sits in. The Nechville Musical Products Company is located in Bloomington, Minnesota and...
    • Nechville- Neck

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Two Nechville necks, one a Phantom model 5 string neck, the other a Phantom model tenor banjo neck. The Nechville Musical Products Company is located in Bloomington, Minnesota and is owned and operated by Tom Nechville.
    • Nechville- Flux Capacitor

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • View of the bottom of the heel of the neck showing the screw that loosens to adjust or remove the neck via the Flux Capacitor neck attachment system. The Nechville Musical Products Company is located in Bloomington, Minnesota and is owned and...
    • Bacon and Day- Armrest

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • B&D banjos used Bestone armrests. The Bacon Banjo Company was in Groton, Connecticut and was owned and operated by Fred Bacon and David L. Day. The company was started by Fred Bacon in 1906 in Forest Dale, Vermont and later moved to Groton,...
    • Bacon and Day- Armrest

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • The B&D armrest is held in place by two metal bands held in place by the hooks and nuts. In this photo we see both bands, but no armrest. The Bacon Banjo Company was in Groton, Connecticut and was owned and operated by Fred Bacon and David L....
    • Bacon and Day- Mute

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Many B&D banjos came with a knee mute that could be used to somewhat mute the volume of the banjo. The mute was engaged by pushing a lever which raised a piece of wood to touch the head. The wood had three small pieces of cork attached to it and...
    • Bacon and Day- Mute

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Many B&D banjos came with a knee mute that could be used to somewhat mute the volume of the banjo. The mute was engaged by pushing a lever which raised a piece of wood to touch the head. The wood had three small pieces of cork attached to it and...
    • Bacon and Day- Armrest

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Bestone armrest removed from the banjo. The gold color is the result of the nickel plating having been worn off the armrest from heavy use. The Bacon Banjo Company was in Groton, Connecticut and was owned and operated by Fred Bacon and David L....
    • Bacon and Day- Mute

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Many B&D banjos came with a knee mute that could be used to somewhat mute the volume of the banjo. The mute was engaged by pushing a lever which raised a piece of wood to touch the head. The wood had three small pieces of cork attached to it and...
    • Bacon and Day- Mute12

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Many B&D banjos came with a knee mute that could be used to somewhat mute the volume of the banjo. The mute was engaged by pushing a lever which raised a piece of wood to touch the head. The wood had three small pieces of cork attached to it and...
    • Bacon and Day- Mute

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • Many B&D banjos came with a knee mute that could be used to somewhat mute the volume of the banjo. The mute was engaged by pushing a lever which raised a piece of wood to touch the head. The wood had three small pieces of cork attached to it and...
    • Bacon and Day- Dissasembled

    • Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
      Musical instruments
    • 1927 Bacon and Day Silver Bell No. 1 completely dissasembled. This particular banjo has a non-standard fretboard inlay that was most likely due to a fretboard replacement at some point in time. The Bacon Banjo Company was in Groton, Connecticut and...

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