Slingerland- Flange

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Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
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Radford University. McConnell Library. Archives & Special Collections.
The flange on this banjo is its most unusual and distinct feature. Most flanges are basically metal rings that are mounted around the wooden rim and in conjunction with hooks and nuts, and the tension band, create and adjust tension on the head. This flange is different in that the wooden rim actually sits in the flange, and is also different in that it has a metal bar running from neck to tailpiece beneath the dowel. This photo shows the bottom view. This banjo is thought to be a 1930s era Slingerland. The Slingerland Musical Instrument Mfg. Co. was based in Chicago, Illinois and was owned and operated by H.H. Slingerland. The company changed names several times, including The Slingerland Banjo Company, Slingerland Banjo and Drum Company and others.
Copyright is held by Radford University. If you would like to use the materials please contact the Archives & Special Collections at The images are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Banjo Construction Photograph Collection, Appalachian Collection, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA). Any commercial use or unauthorized reproduction of these photographs, without the written permission of the copyright owner, is strictly prohibited. Please refer to the McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections website for more information.