B&D Silver Bell tonerings consisted of two pieces, a brass rod and a metal ring. The brass rod sat inside the metal ring and the metal ring sat atop the wooden rim. This particular tone ring is known as a "no hole" ring as it does not have holes drilled through the sides of the metal ring. 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.