"As Mike said earlier, there are advertisements in British Newspapers of teachers offering both American and English methods and which seem to be from around the 1880s/90s. Although prospective pupils would presumably have been aware of the essential…"
"Yes, although it would be interesting to see the original Temlett patent if it still exists somewhere and to what extent it may have differed from Dobson's design and the typical later zither banjos. "
"The British Newspaper Archive has some references in 1890/1 to makers Arthur Tilley, John Hutton, Charles Hudson and J E Dallas. The Cammeyer zither banjo was apparently available from the Piccadilly Banjo Studio of Herbert J Ellis in 1889. Richard…"
"In Brewster v Dallas 1888, Brewster said that when he first met Dallas, about five years prior to 1887, he was a journeyman coachbuilder (supported by an 1881 census entry in Little Queen Street). An article from The Era 1888 ‘Brewster…"