Ok..what drum company started using big logo’s on BD heads first?

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1960 fair to middlin' in size
 

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I think we could confirm this:

the first drum company wich started using logo’s on BD head was european​

 

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Hmmmh, nobody knows the book of Klaus Ruple 'Sonor in Weissenfels'? It's bilingual, German and English.

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This old triangular Sonor logo was patented in 1907. The bass drum picture is from 1937, the drum maybe earlier. This logo wouldn't fit on any of the examples here so far, so I don't know a larger one or an older one. But they might me out there.
 

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I had Sonor in my mind (as I wrote), but didn't check in catalogs. I will.
I will give a look to that book too, I own it.
anyway european brand, and from Germany.
 

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I searched in my 'incomplete collection' of old Sonor catalogs, but I found mainly drum kits shown from the back (50s catalogues), where you couldn't see front head, or no drum kits at all (pre-war catalogues), and all (marching) bass drums shown from the side.

This particular large drum shown on the book cover was in none of the catalogues. I think it was a one-of-a-kind 'showcase promotional drum', that couldn't be ordered.
 


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