manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1911 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Factory order number unknown
originally orange finish. one piece top and back, neck replaced with one from another Gibson A circa 1918. Refinished DJW pumpkin/red
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins