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Old 05-31-2019, 03:16 PM
XDrums XDrums is offline
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Default Snare Identification

Does anyone have ideas about this snare and what manufacture it is? it's for sale in my area for 80$. No markings on it. Seller says it's early 1900s. It was sold from a store that was operating in 1919 in my city.
Maybe Lyon and Healey? What's it worth?
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:35 PM
mchair303 mchair303 is offline
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Default Re: Snare Identification

Could very likely be a Lyon & Healy even if it has the label of a "jobber" in the interior. A jobber was a company that distributed the drum under its own name. I have a very similar drum that bears this label:

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Before you buy, CHECK THE SHELL DIAMETER! Without thinking about that little detail, I discovered after I bought my drum that the diameter is exactly 13.5". Needless to say, replacing the original torn calfskin batter head proved to be a P.I.T.A!

Post more pics if you end up buying the drum.

-No Guru... still learning more every day-
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