Dating vintage ludwig drums

Rob Cook indicates that there are some blank badges from later times, including Vistalies and some B stock drums. Is there any way you can send me a copy of the receipt along with the relevant information from the drums (specific SNs, etc...)? I really like any drum with a date stamp or an original receipt.

I do not have data on these, so cannot add to the discussion. Okay, so i'm in the middle of purchasing a 3-ply granitone kit that was bought new in 1976 (dude has the receipt). I recently bought some Ludwigs , Blue Olive Badges, Three Ply, Clear Interiors. There is no information on the inside of the drums. Thanks Sorry to fail to address the question in the original post.

Dick Gerlack, who recently retired from the Ludwig Drum Company as their quality control manager/ trainer/ buyer, was with the drum company from 1960 to 2001.

The company continued producing drums at a small scale for the duration of World War II but after the armistice William got back to the idea of making the company a large drum manufacturer. Conn combined their two drum brands into one in the early 50's forming Leedy & Ludwig and then decided to quit the drum business altogether. were able to buy the Ludwig trademark back from Conn and over the next few years their company and its products transitioned from the WFL brand to being called "Ludwig" again.Ludwig 1960’s Serial Number Time Chart #1 DATE SERIAL NUMBER 1960 to late 1963 —-no serial numbers February 24, 1964…………………..12,219 April, 1964……………………………..31,505 April, 1965……………………………142,581 July 6, 1965…………………………..171,268 October, 1965……………………….233,838 March 19, 1966……………………..308,863 August 30, 1966…………………….361,292 November, 1966……………………390,690 March, 1967………………………….427,211 June, 1967…………………………….493,426 November 15, 1967…………………519,728 February 6, 1968……………………578,990 June 21, 1968………………………..604,865 November, 1968…………………….650,521 January, 1969………………………..673,078 February 26, 1969………………….689,430 September 4, 1969………………….743,080 Here’s how to use the chart: Taking as an example a non-date stamped drum with the serial number of 718,321, lets first find the proximate serial numbers to 718,321 – which are 689,430 and 743,080 respectively.Black Oyster Pearl There are no serial Numbers on the Blue Olive Badges at all . There is no signs of tampering so I presume they came out of the factory like this. It accesses far more data, and also breaks down the badges into distinct types.For example, the 1970 badge without a serial number will not have the little registered mark (®) next to the Ludwig.

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