Signature: Paper label inside mandolin reads:
Patented Feb. 1, '98 / " March 30, '06 / Other Patents pending /
Gibson Mandocello (handwritten) Style K2 (handwritten)
Number 25254 (handwritten) is hereby / GUARANTEED /
against faulty workmanship or material. Should / this instrument,
with proper care anf usage, go wrong / we agree to repair it free of charge
at our factory, or / to replace it with another of same style or vale. / GIBSON
MANDOLIN-GUITAR CO. / (Manufacturers) / Kalamazoo, Mich., U. S. A.