John William Allen

By John Dilworth

ALLEN, John William Born 1908 Gateshead UK, Worked circa. 1920-1930 Akron, Ohio USA. Emigrated to USA with his father in 1912. Apprenticed to Charles Vachon in Akron 1920. Copies of individual classical violins, and labelled accordingly. Good workmanship with deep red-brown varnish. Model / 'Sainton’ Jos. Guarnerius, 1734 / John W. Allen 1926 / Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.