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Old 05-25-2012, 10:56 PM
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Cool This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

Hey all,

As the title says...If you have them, let`s see them!! I know they are out there...This is an area of the vintage world of drums that I would like to obtain more knowledge about...

I will start off...Mine needs some resto/detailing work (will hit the table soon I hope and will post pics when done!!)...Very minor though...50`s Leedy/Ludwig, 10"x14", eminating alot of mojo...

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:07 AM
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Cool Re: This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

No one has any pics to share???

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

Here are some that I have.
Ludwig preserial number 12x15 Tom.
Leedy 1936 12x16 Snare drum.
wfl 1957 10x14 snare drum.
Slingerland 1973 Haskel Harr 10x14 1973
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:54 PM
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Cool Re: This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

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Originally Posted by vintagemore2000 View Post
Here are some that I have.
Ludwig preserial number 12x15 Tom.
Leedy 1936 12x16 Snare drum.
wfl 1957 10x14 snare drum.
Slingerland 1973 Haskel Harr 10x14 1973
Those are awesome VM2K!! Very nice collection indeed...I like the wrap on the `73 Slingy and I bet that `36 Leedy has a nice "snap" to it...Thanks for posting...

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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:17 PM
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A small sample of my Marching snares. Slingerland "Legion Heir", Gretsch 1940's. Premier supersensitive w/ top & bottom head snares, Slingerland White Sparkle. Even though the Premier is 11 1/2 " deep, it's as crystal clear & crisp as the finest piccolo.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

Okay, here is my collection of marching drums. Some have moved on to other owners but many are still in my collection. Only a few of the following are drums that most likely wont come up for sale.

Drum #1 Ludwig & Ludwig 14" x 12" single tension mahogany marching snare circa 1919.




Drum #2 70's era Slingerland 24" x 14" bass drum from a drum set that was converted to a rope tension bass drum with calfskin heads. Holes were all plugged and the drum was stained and finished.



Drum #3 early 60's Rogers 10" x 28" Yorktown model bass drum converted to rope tension.




Drum #4 Early 70's 16" x 16" (Buck) Soistman rope tension drum

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:56 PM
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Drum #5 This is a 16" (15.75" actually) x 10" Walberg & Auge Rod & Rope drum from the early 1900's This drum had 16 ears on it and 4 tuning rods on each head.




Drum #6 This drum is an absolute MONSTER! This is a 32.5" x 16" bass drum made by John C. Haynes between 1863 & 1868, making this a true Civil War era drum. It is unusual for the time period because it is a two ply shell which is very uncommon for that time period.






Drum #7 16" x 16" Florence rope tension drum



Drum #8 Lyon & Healy Monarch snare drum. Measures approx. 17" x 10".

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:06 PM
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This is a real anomaly in the world of Marching drums. The Premier factory was bombed in 1940, all drum production ceased until later 40's, & the workers were relocated to concentrate on war related parts manufacturing. There was also a restriction on metal. This 11 X 13 snare was made of heavy brass, & marked w/ a special
stamp of the war department, & also stamped 1941.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:11 PM
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Drum #9 This is a special one and is now sitting in a museum waiting to go on display. The maker on this drum is unknown and is one of only 3 that are known to exist. This field drum is a British Militia drum dating between 1720 & 1740 and was traced back to the 3rd New Jersey militia during the Revolutionary War. A more complete drum that is identical to this one is in a museum in Nova Scotia and a 3rd identical drum that was not in as good condition as this one pictured below was pulled off of a ship wreck on the coast of Argentina just a little more than a year ago. I am pretty sure all three drums were made by the same drum make. The "GR" on the front of the drum stands for George Rex, or George the 1st, which is how the drum was dated. At almost 300 years old this is by far the oldest drum to pass through my hands. And I thought my Black Beauty was a rare drum.





Drum #10 This is a John Stratton marching snare circa 1880's and was one of my first ground up restoration. The drum measures approx. 16" x 6"



Drum #11 This is a John C. Haynes snare from the same time period as the monster bass drum in my previous post.



Drum #12 One of two 17" x 12" George B. Stone marching snare drums I had that were identical. One of the two drums had a date on the label from April of 1922. Full restorations and great sounding drums.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:33 PM
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Okay, just a few more.

Drum #13 This is a 16 7/8" x 21" Carl Fischer rope tension field snare. This is drum is circa 1876 and has a very nice star inlay on a single ply shell.





Drum #14 This is one of my favorite marching drums to come through my hands because the triangles on this drum are all inlays of opposing colors. The drum is approx. 16.5" x 10" and is made by A.G.S. Philadelphia drum company and I am putting this in the late 1870's. From the information I have been able to piece together (Please feel free to correct any of this if you have information on this company.) A.G.S drum company started In Philadelphia PA and later became A.G.S. Excelsior drum works and relocated to Camden NJ. I have seen A.G.S. Excelsior contract drums pop up on EBAY and some other sites with dates of 1883. I can't be certain but I was told that this was a Grand Army of the republic drum when I bought it from the previous owner. A.G.S. Excelsior later became Excelsior Drum works and in a catalog of that drum company posted on line from 1911, this particular drum was still being offered as one of their higher end drums and had the option of single tension rods or rope tension. Note the keystone badge on the drum.



Drum #15 A brick layer and carpenter by trade, Ralph J. Antolik, who was the maker of this drum (My first full restoration) was born to a Rud J. Antolik in Cleveland Ohio in 1884. The restoration was done and the original calfskin head was left on the bottom because it was made by and signed by Rud and the label on the inside is signed by Ralph.




Drum #16 Last but certainly not least for now is this 15.5" x 6.5" beauty made by Duplex in the 1880's. If you love the way the hardware on your vintage kits operates then you should check out the history on this drum company because they hold some very early patents for snare throw off designs and the first dual tension tuning system on a drum, without which we would have still been playing single tension drums for many years. This drum was recently sold to a collector.

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