FIG. 1 is a front elevational view of a banjo showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a right side elevational view;

FIG. 3 is a sectional view taken along line 3--3 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary rear elevational view; and

FIG. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary front elevational view of a hook slot in the head ring.

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203604 May 1878 Dobson
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Patent History
Patent number: D283627
Type: Grant
Filed: Dec 30, 1982
Date of Patent: Apr 29, 1986
Inventors: Fred W. Gretsch (Ridgeland, SC), Roy D. Cook (Ridgeland, SC), Bobby C. Iler (Brooklet, GA)
Primary Examiner: Jane E. Corrigan
Attorney: Benjamin G. Weil
Application Number: 6/454,844
Current U.S. Class: Symmetrical Outline (D17/19)