Dating pearl drums

12-Oct-2019 17:20

During the war (1942-45) and until about 1947, the aluminum cloud badge was often used in addition to the brass version.

It is interesting to note that WWII Rolling Bombers did not have aluminum badges.

The Super Strainer (also known as the clamshell) was an attractive design but proved to be rather fragile and difficult to adjust. government placed limits on the manufacturing use of essential materials such as brass and steel for non-essential items.

Tone flanges were made from solid brass with holes, solid aluminum with holes and solid aluminum without holes.

Most likely, most of the aluminum badges were only used near the end of the war or right after.

slowly resumed normal drum production but their drums were basically the same as their pre-war drums.

The Speedy Sure Hold snare strainer (known to collectors as the three point strainer) was used on all snare drums except for the lower line models.

The Black Beauty Artist models were introduced in 1928 and were discontinued around 1935.

Tone flanges were made from solid brass with holes, solid aluminum with holes and solid aluminum without holes.Most likely, most of the aluminum badges were only used near the end of the war or right after.slowly resumed normal drum production but their drums were basically the same as their pre-war drums.The Speedy Sure Hold snare strainer (known to collectors as the three point strainer) was used on all snare drums except for the lower line models.The Black Beauty Artist models were introduced in 1928 and were discontinued around 1935.was soon discontinued after about a year due to a lawsuit over patent infringement with the Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company.