Mystery black brass "WFL" drum?

Drumbelly

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Sorry if anyone was was stalking this drum, but do you think it was a painted Stipple Gold or other type of fancy '20s Ludwig? It looks like there was artgold parts and the inside of the shell looks yellowish. The WFL part seems to be a throw off that was added later.

 

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I would say a Ludwig& Ludwig 20-30s heavy COB that some one changed the throw and painted black.
 

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I'm fairly sure that this was a Ludwig & Ludwig "Super" due to the original holes and dates from about 1924 to 1927 as (from what I can see) the Tube lugs are not counter sunk. Being a Super would also mean that at least the bottom rim is not original either. Maybe the owner was trying to make a faux Black Beauty.
 

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