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Old 08-17-2020, 06:40 PM
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Default Cleveland Powertone COB date?

I'm wondering if any of you can help me date this drum. As you can see, the tag says Cleveland and has a 4 digit serial, but I know that's not necessarily an accurate measure. The Clockface is elongated, and I thought those didn't start appearing until after 1967, so I'm thinking maybe it was actually assembled in Dayton? I've included some other pictures as well, as I'm sure there are other clues I'm overlooking. Thanks!




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Old 08-17-2020, 06:41 PM
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And here are a few more:




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Old 08-17-2020, 07:42 PM
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Butt plate is the new re-issue version. Not sure about the rims as the pics are too close. Rogers rims had ears that were sharply down-turned. My dating chart says around 1965.
Great drum though. That brass shell is perfect for playing latin music, as it gives off a really good Timbale sound.
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Old 08-17-2020, 09:31 PM
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Default Re: Cleveland Powertone COB date?

Irrespective of saying Cleveland or Dayton on the tag inside the drum, the Ohio-made drums were all made in the factory in Covington. The business office was in Cleveland before it moved to Dayton.
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Old 08-17-2020, 09:32 PM
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Elongated clockface started in 1964 I'm pretty sure.
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Old 08-17-2020, 09:54 PM
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Irrespective of saying Cleveland or Dayton on the tag inside the drum, the Ohio-made drums were all made in the factory in Covington. The business office was in Cleveland before it moved to Dayton.
Right, of course. I meant Fullerton. Iíve heard that when they moved there they still had a surplus of the older tags they sometimes used.
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:02 AM
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Butt plate is the new re-issue version. Not sure about the rims as the pics are too close. Rogers rims had ears that were sharply down-turned. My dating chart says around 1965.
Great drum though. That brass shell is perfect for playing latin music, as it gives off a really good Timbale sound.
Good info, thanks! I'll take some pictures of the rims and upload tomorrow. And I agree, the drum sounds great.
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:12 PM
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Here are a couple more, less close up, if that's helpful. Thanks!




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Old 08-18-2020, 04:24 PM
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The top hoop is not a Rogers, but the bottom could be.
Here is a pic of my Powertone (#14664) from 1966:
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:01 PM
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Yeah, I can see the difference, thanks. That's a beautiful drum you've got there. And I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks.
My White Whale is that in a green sparkle to go with the rest of my kit, but in the meantime this COB will do just fine!
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