Slingerland Serial Numbers

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Where can I find a list of serial numbers with dates or does one even exist? I have a 14x16 floor tom with a four digit serial number.
 

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There isn’t one ..
You want to get the closet answer go to the Slingerland FB page and ask them .
They are brilliant with dating a drum with various clues by pictures …
 

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(no guarantee) but might be something here Rock @little rock


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You can date it to within 6-12 months usually via serial numbers.

There are 2 possible answers to your 4 digit serial number. Let's assume it's 9999. And being 4 digits, Slingerland could knock out 10,000 drums in about 4-6 months.
With the brass &,black oval badge that would be first part of 1963 and the inner ply shell would be a darker mahogany....COB rims.
If the black & silver oval badge it would be mid to late 1970 and the inner ply probably painted over with light tan paint.
The serial numbers were reset in 1970 after reaching approx 250,000.

Check the badge closely. Sometimes a 5th/6th digit is stamped so lightly at either end it's hard to see.
 
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There isn’t one ..
You want to get the closet answer go to the Slingerland FB page and ask them .
They are brilliant with dating a drum with various clues by pictures …
 

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My four digit ft has the painted tan, “chocolate milk” interior with black/silver badge so I’m thinking somewhere between 70 and 72. Is that close? Oh, and btw thanks Joe.
 

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My four digit ft has the painted tan, “chocolate milk” interior with black/silver badge so I’m thinking somewhere between 70 and 72. Is that close? Oh, and btw thanks Joe.
I would say you're in the range; probably closest to early 1971.

BTW, saying "hello", I'm in Arkansas as well. Lived in Little Rock for 32 years, moved to Hot Springs Village last spring.
 

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My four digit ft has the painted tan, “chocolate milk” interior with black/silver badge so I’m thinking somewhere between 70 and 72. Is that close? Oh, and btw thanks Joe.
Four digit black/silver badge would be expected for 1970. Two different black/silver badges were used in 1970, the first to roughly serial 8xxx and the second after roughly 9xxx. Could you post a picture of your badge?
 

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DrCJW did that serial number breakdown about 20 years ago, at least.
He was the resident Slingerland guru back in the old Harry Cangany forum days.
 

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Four digit black/silver badge would be expected for 1970. Two different black/silver badges were used in 1970, the first to roughly serial 8xxx and the second after roughly 9xxx. Could you post a picture of your badge?
Here's an example of the first badge used in 1970. It's from my #136 COB Festival snare drum.

-Mark
 

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