I hope that I can figure it out sometime. The department store thing seems like a valid idea, I thought sears, Silvertone made at Pearl, but I can't find any stuff after the name was sold.The idea of an old rebuild is cool,but there was no sign of wood work when I got them, every drums wrap was applied identical, 2 faced tape high and low, 2 strips at the over lap, and I didnt feel right overlapping cherry wood I butted the joint, and under the lugs facing the player. I wish someone did a book on all drums history. Thanks for your input, greatly appreciated, WallySo, you did the refinish, Wally? Looks like a very nice job!
Regarding the drums I can only tell you they're not from any major known brand. Stencil knockoff drumsets with unfamiliar brand names were still being exported well into the 1990s and there were plenty of them that made their way to independent music shops & even department stores. Judging by the interiors of your larger toms these appear to be of better quality than the typical luan-wood imports but the 6-lug floor tom and vertical grain small toms makes be suspect the set is probably a mish-mash of various drums someone put together and wrapped in silver mist, or possibly a do-it-yourselfer built up the kit as a home project using parts and wrap from an Asian supplier years ago..
You may never know the actual brand name of the set but if they sound good just play and enjoy 'em.