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Old 07-10-2018, 03:18 PM
Mr.Toast Mr.Toast is offline
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Default 1920's Ludwig Pedal?

I picked up this old pedal yesterday. A little rusty, but complete and functional other than the missing beater. Three questions...

#1 Are the numbers at the bottom 7-15-24 the date of the patent?
#2 What is the likely manufacture date?
#3 Does it have any value?

Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:13 PM
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I picked up this old pedal yesterday. A little rusty, but complete and functional other than the missing beater. Three questions...

#1 Are the numbers at the bottom 7-15-24 the date of the patent?
#2 What is the likely manufacture date?
#3 Does it have any value?

Thanks!
Mr. Toast,
I have no idea whatsoever if this beautiful pedal has any value but, to my eye, it is a work of art! I think it is simply beautiful! If you ever want to sell it, please contact me. Thanks.
Brian
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:16 PM
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I would think that the '09 date is the patent date and the bottom date is when this particular version was manufactured.

Mike
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:47 PM
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Brian,
I agree with you, it is an artistically designed mechanical thing for sure. I noticed the main spring coils are tapered near the top... Not sure why? Maybe because it looks cool, or maybe because it rubs less against the toe of your 1920's shoes/boots? That is an extra machining step for sure, so it must have had a reason behind it. There is even a spring under the hoop clamp arm so it stays open when you slip it on the hoop, that is a feature some of my modern pedals lack.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:38 PM
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I would think that the '09 date is the patent date and the bottom date is when this particular version was manufactured.

Mike
Nope. Both the dates are patent dates. They had multiple patents on that pedal due to the revisions at the time.......Conn produced that pedal well into the 1930's after they purchased Ludwig & Ludwig from Senior in '29.
So I would say its at least from 1925 onward.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:01 PM
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Howdy, This model is sometimes referred to as the "Improved Original". It is similar to the original 1909 pedal but has a couple of differences, such as the date marking, heel plate shape, and the yoke. They are indeed works of art. Joe
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:52 AM
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Thanks for the additional info Pedal Pusher. Never really thought about collecting old pedals, but I guess it always starts with one.

What do these guys typically sell for?

Do you think I should try to clean it up? I kinda like the way it looks with the rust.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:17 AM
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Hi,

They go for about $40 to $60. I'd say start a collection, but then again, I'm a little bias...

SAZ
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:02 AM
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Hi,

They go for about $40 to $60. I'd say start a collection, but then again, I'm a little bias...

SAZ
Cool collection!!

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:44 AM
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Yeah, nice Ghost pedals!
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