The neck dowel is held in place at two points as it passes through the rim. On the tailpiece end the end pin holds it in place, on the neck end, the neck brace holds it in place. In this photograph we see two of the three pieces of the neck brace. The metal rod passes through a hole in the dowel and fits in the two small indentations in the bracket in this photo. The screw in the bracket is used to exert pressure on the rim and helps hold the neck in place. 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, Connecticut. David L. Day joined the company in 1922. The company was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938 and the business was later sold to Gretsch.