S.S. Maxwell 1932-1947 S.S. Maxwell brand guitars and resonators were around from around 1932 to 1947. Made in Chicago. ? Kay  [Source: Stephen, USA, email 24/10/2010]

Stephen ” bought [an SS Maxwell] guitar from the son of a black blues player who father played this guitar in ‘Maxwell Square, Maxwell Street. His father came from the south for work as at that time thousands of black people went north. His name was ‘ Emerald J Johnson ‘, He was one of the men who asked Harmony to make larger holes in the guitars for extra amplification which they did as nobody of his back ground had amplifiers and people could not hear the music well enough.”