Today, I got this strange one. It had been offered in my hometown for a reasonable price.
The look of it really got me! After gathering some information, this is likely to be a pre-WW1 marching drum from the belgian manufacturer "Sonorus" (nothing to do with Sonor).
Material should be...
Hard to describe with my rudimental English. The bearing edge has a relatively sharp kerb on its top (the slightly darker line). Surfaces left and right of it are a rounder than a classic 45degree Sonor cut but definitely not round like on Champion or other Teardrop bearing edges.
I`m sharing Squirrel Man`s drum biography to a certain extent and started playing in 2019 after a decade of doing nothing.
Rolls, paradiddles, weak hand exercises on a pad are my main exercises. I`ve learned that I get better results by dividing daily exercise time in two parts. 2x30 minutes...
I was surprised as well to see all bearing edges to be round when I picked up the kit. Might have been a "custom order" as the vendor told me her husband bought it from a former pro-jazzdrummer in the early 1990s.