From Philadelphia, circa 1900
Bauer Mandolin

© Frank Ford, 2000; Photos by FF

The famous S.S.Stewart banjo company was also involved in production of mandolins and guitars, which were sold under the Bauer label. This is an especially fancy, if not especially clean example. Lots of rosewood ribs, lots of engraved pearl inlay - typical "presentation" features.

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Somehow, I managed to photograph this one without getting a full front shot. . .

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