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    1939 Radio King Butt Plate Question

    The info you have presented by Mark Cooper is in agreement with Dr. Wenk's info.
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    1939 Radio King Butt Plate Question

    +1 with kdgrissom and thin shell regarding the OP's drum. Hey OP, more pictures needed.
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    1939 Radio King Butt Plate Question

    10 Lug's RK with 4-hole bridges and vertical knurled tone control knob would likely be '37-'38 per Slingerland historian Dr. Wenk. Note 6-hole bridges appear '37-'38 indicating the exact transition date is unknown or both 4-hole and 6-hole were in use for '37 and '38...
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    1939 Radio King Butt Plate Question

    '40-'41 makes sense for levelpeeble's RK. Slingerland historian Dr. Carl Wenk states '40 for first year of tin snare straps and '41 the last year for adjustable bridges. http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcjw/article_5_strainers_3point-5.html
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    Restored 1973 Slingerland No. 50N Project... Now in all it's Champagne goodness!

    FDrummer, your serials fit nicely into '74. You mentioned that you replaced the original chrome BD inlays with pearl wrap. Per Slingerland historian Dr. Carl Wenk the chrome inlays began in mid '74.
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    Vintage 60’s Premier...good drums/worth it? Update 7/19/20

    Yes I have Whitworth wrenches also. For use on Whitworth threaded fasteners (bolts, nuts).
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    Vintage 60’s Premier...good drums/worth it? Update 7/19/20

    Pre-International is a good term. Whitworth is incorrect as 'thin shell' previously stated (has to do with fastener threads and head sizes not a measurement of length).
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    Vintage 60’s Premier...good drums/worth it? Update 7/19/20

    The British Imperial Unit inch and American inch are the same. Was Premier making "fractionally" sized shells rather than in full inches (e.g. 11-7/8" instead of 12", 16-5/16" instead of 16") or were they using the metric system (e.g. 30cm, 41cm)?
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    Slingerland Vent Holes?

    Thanks for posting el_37. Quite the oddity.
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    SOLD Slingerland Silver Sparkle 6 Lug Shelbyville Era SOLD

    If you look closely at the original badge picture you can make out the second line of text at the bottom that does not appear on the Niles badges ("assembled in"). I concur with you, it is not obvious.
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    SOLD Slingerland Silver Sparkle 6 Lug Shelbyville Era SOLD

    glaze148, the main differences between a Shelbyville and a Niles drum are the oak re-rings and maroon badge on the Shelbyvilles. Primarily collectible to some for being unique rather than somehow better.
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    SOLD Slingerland Silver Sparkle 6 Lug Shelbyville Era SOLD

    Two details a Shelbyville buyer is going to want to see are the maroon badge and the oak rings. While on close inspection it does appear these are correct it is far from obvious. GLWS.
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    Dan's FedEx Damage claim Update - DENIED

    Was there two settlements in this case? What happened to the settlement money the seller accepted? Did Paypal settle with you for $1750.00 or $5250.00 PLUS?
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    Slingerland Vent Holes?

    Yes, please post a picture of that date stamp and shell.
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    Slingerland Vent Holes?

    +1 with Rich K. "Late '71-early '72, mostly '72" per Slingerland historian Dr. Wenk. Also, "No badges on toms till June '66". While it may seem that badges were positioned randomly, I believe there are rules, we just don't fully understand them.
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