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They do exist. One more just popped up on ebay. The acrolite Powertone! lol...
 

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Should have a Dayton tag on the inside. CBS was experimenting with cutting costs with these aluminum shells. I found one a while back that a drum parts hoar took it down to the script and grommet. Sold the rest of the drum as parts. The shell was up separate. It has a series of non sensical numbers into the shell. I took a donor brass one and made it whole again.
 

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search feebay "Rogers 5x14 Powertone Aluminum"

There was a difference of 1.55 lbs when each shell was down to the grommet and script logo.
 
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Jeff Burke alerted me of this after I found the 2nd one just like this one. He had some Powertones stripped to the brass so he could have some brassy models. The plating company called him up after he dropped off some shells and they said under the chrome was construction made of steel and and some were aluminum shells. Not brass. Why do you doubt that big business would want to skimp on production to save a few?
 
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Jeff Burke alerted me of this after I found the 2nd one just like this one. He had some Powertones stripped to the brass so he could have some brassy models. The plating company called him up after he dropped off some shells and they said under the chrome was construction made of steel and and some were aluminum shells. Not brass. Why do you doubt that big business would want to skimp on production to save a few?
The gain looks aluminum. Was your aluminum Powertone seamed or seamless? Thanks!
 

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The COB donor is a Cleveland. I took a pic of the seam. The other 2 pics are of the Dayton aluminum one that I found no seam.
 

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The COB donor is a Cleveland. I took a pic of the seam. The other 2 pics are of the Dayton aluminum one that I found no seam.
Thanks! It’s encouraging the eBay drum appears all original. As you may know, it has a blackout label but the picture is not clear. Similarly, probably a Dayton white felt but pic doesn’t reveal if mounting nuts are present. It’s nice that an anticipated weight exist to help confirm. Your insights and experience are valued. Thank you!
 

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You are very welcome. Glad to try and help. Also happy that you pulled it in. The tell will be the weight, script nails and grommet to see they are right. Looked alright to me with the pics I saw. Didn't know the tag is a crossed out tag so serial number won't help date it. Please post pics upon arrival of the interior. Enjoy!
 

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Drum received and pics enclosed for DFO assessment. Dayton appears to have a seam and had a bit of grinding on the interior. Tag has glue residue and does not cover the tacks. Tacks and badge seem odd. Shell has a nickel appearance. I compared this Dayton to my Cleveland. Hardware on both appear original. Full dress weight, Dayton is 12oz less. The bearing edge lip is half the size on the Dayton.
 

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