50's beverley transition / premier ? Bass drum 20x12"

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This is the latest theory from an expert premier buddy of mine. It's a 50's beverley/premier .

He was thinking Carlton at first but the air hole is too small .
Also was thinking Olympic.
I was thinking possibly John grey but definitely not Ajax. ..maybe boosey.
I may never know without a badge .

This was posted before I bought it so I'm just updating the theory for anyone who's interest was piqued .

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Could be a reworked probably Premier marching tenor drum.. you don't say the size but 18" would confirm that.
The dampers, spurs (60s Premier), and hole grommet and tom bracket fittings (60s Premier) not original so don't worry about them.
The collection of hoop mount spurs, anchors etc are evidence of previous efforts to use it as a bass drum.
The shell may even be cut-down as there seems to be an extra scarf joint - many larger pre-war drums were made smaller in the 50s as there was a huge gap in supply of drums and as people began to own cars (automobiles) they were typically small so bass drums had to shrink. The ply reinforcement rings look odd too might might indicate a cut-down shell.
The hoops look newish. The tension rod handles look 1930s Premier or Olympic to me
Premier never bought Beverley - they made later models as OEM suppliers but Beverley was privately owned by the DellaPorta family who owned Premier.
All very complicated
 

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Could be a reworked probably Premier marching tenor drum.. you don't say the size but 18" would confirm that.
The dampers, spurs (60s Premier), and hole grommet and tom bracket fittings (60s Premier) not original so don't worry about them.
The collection of hoop mount spurs, anchors etc are evidence of previous efforts to use it as a bass drum.
The shell may even be cut-down as there seems to be an extra scarf joint - many larger pre-war drums were made smaller in the 50s as there was a huge gap in supply of drums and as people began to own cars (automobiles) they were typically small so bass drums had to shrink. The ply reinforcement rings look odd too might might indicate a cut-down shell.
The hoops look newish. The tension rod handles look 1930s Premier or Olympic to me
Premier never bought Beverley - they made later models as OEM suppliers but Beverley was privately owned by the DellaPorta family who owned Premier.
All very complicated
Bass drum is 20x12"
Thank you for the info , I changed the header info .
I know premier would sometimes use whatever was laying around to make a drum , which is why I'm wondering is it a transition period drum ?
What I do know was that this was made in England and was bought in the 60s. Looks like a Maple drum. Great sounding drum with it's original calf skin heads. Includes the grey leather case.
 
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Heres Something that makes me think my red sparkle is from premier but sold to yet another English company .​

About This Listing ... from reverb .​

1930's Vintage Jedson De Lux 27" x 12" Bass Drum
Manufactured by Premier for John E. Dallas Co.
Extremely rare in gold sparkle finish.
All original with it's 10 tube lugs per side, original claws and t-rods.
Both gold sparkle inlays on hoops still in tact.
Hoops in really good condition considering age and overall in good state and was looked after.
 

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