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David L.Day

David Day was born in 1865 in New Hampshire, although his father was born in Surinam, and was a porter in a carpet store. In 1880, they were living in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. It is likely that at 18, his first job was with Fairbanks. How he acquired a mastery of banjos is not known, but he would have learnt a lot from both Fairbanks and Cole.

After spending time with Fairbanks and Cole and rising to be General Manager, Day left and established a partnership with Fred Bacon to form the Bacon and Day Company.