manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandobass, Style J
Factory order number unknown
Owned by Jeff Dearinger of the Uptown Mandolin Quartet - in Lawrence, Kansas. Purchased from Gruhn's in the late 1980's. Not currently in playing condition as is evidenced from the photos. Was purchased in it's current condition and simply hasn't been restored.