I'm not at my home computer so I don't have access to my catalogs, Does that have slotted tension rods?? At the end of the snare lever(top), is there thumb screw to tighten the extension to the lever??
If all that is true then, it's likely British, maybe Carlton, Ajax..... The thing that puzzles me is the squareness of the bead
Supras have a round bead .... not square. Also, looking again at the lugs while they do look like Imperials and more like the earlier Imperials they don't have that clean art deco look of either series. Close !!!!! but no cigar.
Another British company, and I can't remember who, copied the Leedy X-lug. I'm starting to wonder if Conn exported these parts to the UK; perhaps they weren't copies at all. The first Ludwig snares with Imperial lugs did indeed have 1/2 hex shaped center beads, and the lugs were cut out to match that bead. Maybe Conn sent some of those shells to the UK, too.
Hi Gill welcome aboard. Check the nuts on the mechanism or anyplace else on the drum and if they're metric there's a good chance its from across the pond. I had a Beverly snare with a similar bead. Anyway its a beauty.BennyK.
Welcome aboard, Gill! As stated, the Silver Anniversary Super Sensitives and Super Ludwigs had that squared bead, rather than the more familiar round bead. Can you tell me if those lugs have threads actually tapped into them, or are they using inserts? The shell and lugs look like they may be from a '35 - '38 Ludwig & Ludwig, but the throw doesn't look right. Neither do the hoops and rods. The L&L's should have the double-flanged brass hoops, not clips. Maybe a multinational Franken-drum???