I have some Leedy&Ludwig drums in BDP, that wrap looks right to me. I've never seen whatever that is between the lugs and shell though..... but, no expert here. As for price, sorry, I've never sold any.
That’s good new about the wrap.
The things under the lugs? I thought they were gaskets of some sort - maybe dried out, or discolored from polish works into them.
So your L&L drums have any types of gaskets?
That looks like an original wrap. The seam is under the lugs as seen in the second picture. That's the normal factory placement as far as I know. I've never seen those gaskets before, but maybe they were a DIY addition to the drum at some point in its life. Great looking drum in any case.
I have owned several of those Leedy and Ludwig snares. Two of them had no wrap and the shells were cracked to heck from over tension. The one I still have with WMP wrap is not cracked. There should be a rim/ hoop out there to be found. Wrap looks correct to me.
What I thought was a gasket is actually a thin metal piece between the lug and the shell. It looks original to me....
but I don’t see them in the catalogue pictures from the late 40’s - early 50’s.
I wonder if it was some kind of accessory or special order intended to protect the pearl fini$h.
Yes they metal plates are original. I have a 6 1/2 Leedy Ludwig with them and a marcher with them. The marcher was actually just a Leedy. But as we all know they came out of the same Conn factory in Elkhart.
Leedy Ludwig ( with both names but together) were only made for a 3-4 year period late 40s to early 50s. At the time both names were owned by Conn. Shortly after that Ludwig bought their name back and Slingerland bough the Leedy name.