TONE FLANGE SNARE DRUM
This is a late 1920's era Slingerland drum
Size is 5"x14" with Rare Gold plating
1 ply drum shell
The shell is mahogany with maple rings
The finish is Sea Green Pearl
The drum is 100% original except for
some rods heads and wires
A beautiful piece of drum history!
|What is a Tone Flange ?
In the Late 20's Slingerland incorporated their Banjo
making skills into their drum designs.
This model drum features a spun aluminum flange
which rides on a brass ring atop brass set screws
located where the traditional top bearing edge was
This drum is complete with
each and every one of these original components !
This was a very unique feature for Slingerland as
other competitor offered such a product with
exception of one really rare Nokes model snare which
utilized a similar interior baffle but was clearly
a decade before this time, and without the brass ring
The design was heralded by Slingerland as producing
drier and somewhat more articulate voice in certain
instances where rapid and instant response was critical.
Here are some more pics
The finish is indeed original and quite a difficult color to add
to your collection
The finish after 80 years has aged and there is shrinkage splits
It is only prevalent on 3 panels near the badge and throw
These can be seen best when viewed from a few angles so here are
a few pictures
The seam has shrunk and come apart
The Matching Gold Plated Professional or " 3 point " throw off shown
operates smooth and secure
All Hoop Clips are original and without fractures or breaks
The Only real structural " Damage" to this antique is two bent tube
lugs and a small fracture on the hoop as seen below split
The left tube lug bend did cause a split in the finish