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I 've see a similar tenor banjo branded " Hartford " ; so we could think this is OK :
" Emile Grimshaw, the famous author, composer, arranger and banjoist, severed connections with the Clifford Essex Company to form his own firm in conjunction with his son in 1933. Previous to this date he had sold banjos to his private pupils which he had made for him by Robert (“Bob”) Blake of Finchley, London. These instruments bore the mark " E.G." or "Hartford". "
this last was sold on eBay for 999 £ some years ago
and here ' s another one , lower grade
U are welcome ; you should get in touch with éric Stefanelli , one of my best friend , he is a top level banjo player & luthier ; and a big fan of the Japanese culture ; he 's just back from on month in Japan ; best @+marc