manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Factory order number unknown
Presentation-grade (beyond anything that appears in catalog literature) mandolin, associated with the historical figure JW Mclouth. The unbound back is noteworthy on this example, the decoration level matches the F4 style more closely than an F2
Restoration work by Byron Olsen of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Much research into provenance of this mandolin has been done by the owner Dave Sutherland