Fitzroy Metal Snare 1920s?

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Just purchased an old metal snare from an antiques fair. All intact with strainer etc, including what may be the original stand.
Only marking I can find at the mo is FITZROY DRUM.
Anyone out there heard of this make? I've been drumming since 1968 ( arms are getting tired now! ) and never come across it before.
Very similar in style to an early Ludwig, any info would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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A quick google search seems to suggest that there was a Fitzroy company in England at the beginning of the 20th century that made drums, banjos and ukes.
 

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Just purchased an old metal snare from an antiques fair. All intact with strainer etc, including what may be the original stand.
Only marking I can find at the mo is FITZROY DRUM.
Anyone out there heard of this make? I've been drumming since 1968 ( arms are getting tired now! ) and never come across it before.
Very similar in style to an early Ludwig, any info would be appreciated, thanks.
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Would love to see a pic of it.
 

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I can’t offer any history, just my opinion...Sweet snare! How does it sound? I love the looks of some of these old English drums.
 

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Yes, certainly is. Found a 1926 Premier Deluxe snare yesterday but the man wanted too much for it.
This cost £30 GBP including a pair of sticks, pair of brushes, two bass drum spurs, a vintage bass drum pedal and the wooden box, bargain.
 

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I can’t offer any history, just my opinion...Sweet snare! How does it sound? I love the looks of some of these old English drums.
Has real skin heads and sounds quite crisp. Snare strainer doesn't have a lot of movement so can't stop it at mo but will play about with it when I get a chance.
 

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Totally dig the throw off, looks like the tap on a beer keg. A very steampunk looking drum, congrats!
 

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Hard to read but appears to be TOMNAP.
Made in England, patent no 19003.
Would have to dismantle throw off to make sure.
 


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