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Northamusi

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Does anyone know if either of the screws in these photos are original to Radio King lugs?
thanks,
Steve
 

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I can't really see them that well on my phone but Slingerland did use sort of an oddball bolt for their lugs for a number of years. It's a flat head with a cross design but it's like two regular slots crossed, not like a Phillips head. I've never seen this type of head anywhere else.

What you have are not those but may be correct for earlier drums.
 

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I"ve seen those before. They had to get pretty close to the rerings and the footprint had to be small to snug up to the bottom of the rering
 

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I can't really see them that well on my phone but Slingerland did use sort of an oddball bolt for their lugs for a number of years. It's a flat head with a cross design but it's like two regular slots crossed, not like a Phillips head. I've never seen this type of head anywhere else.

What you have are not those but may be correct for earlier drums.
Hi K.O.!

I believe this picture shows the screws you are referring to. They were used starting in 1955 for the Sound King lugs. The screws the OP is asking about are correct for those lugs.

-Mark

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Slingerland used those thick, cylindrical headed, single slotted screws on the earlier radio kings.

It's not easy to get 'em except from another old Slingerland drum. These photos from early 1950's Slingerlands.
 

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Slingerland used those thick, cylindrical headed, single slotted screws on the earlier radio kings.

It's not easy to get 'em except from another old Slingerland drum. These photos from early 1950's Slingerlands.
Those are fillister head bolts.
 

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Those are fillister head bolts.

Thanks. Never even considered they still made 'em like that.

Fillister Head Screws, also known as a raised cheese head screws, are not specified as often as they used to be so you’ll rarely need them for newly specs jobs. A fillister head screw will often times be needed for older applications where replacement screws are needed. Fillister head screws are cylindrical, but with a slightly convex top surface. Height to diameter ratio is larger than cheese head.
 

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Here’s inside a late 40s Radio King snare of mine.
 

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