Now I have it and I see it was made by Globe Musical Instrument Co. not Oscar Schmidt. its also in very good condition and was made in 1927 - there is a little note written on the perch pole saying it was a Christmas present for E.F. Lorey that year - Well in 2014 its a Christmas present for Lardy Fatboy, (but I won't write that on it anywhere). As well as being in good condition with no tensioners missing, original tuners, original tailpiece and original resonator, it's very loud, (and very welcome to Ukulele Corner) Sadly the owner wasn't actually the nice young lady in the photos but her boyfriend :( Still he sold me a lovely Banjolele cheap so he's nice too
The resonator on this is interesting as it clearly, from the little tack holes, was originally nailed directly onto the back of the drum so the central decoration was the main place fro the sound to escape. I imagine this muffles the sound quite a bit so some time in the distant past someone took it off and re attached it with screws and spacers, leaving a gap between the drum and the resonator. I have tried it with no resonator at all on and it does give a very good tone, possibly better, certainly more forgiving, than Reso' on, but the tension rods are a little long making it uncomfortable to hold which is why I have put the resonator back on.