Vintage snare from Prussia dating around 1890-1910

Aaronjiski

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Hello fellow drum lovers.

Today I snagged this little lady, dating around 1890-1910 from old Prussia (German Empire). Sonaroubd

It’s a 16x4.5 Brass shell with Rosewood hoops and gut snares. There is really no information on this snare and the seller I bought it from said there might be a sticker on the inside but he didn’t remove the old calf skin heads to look. So I’ll have to wait until it arrives.
So I ask the mighty drum gods to once again come to my aid and help me identify this old lady.
Anyone know?
Thank you!
 

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Finally found some info on these guys.
Very cool old snares with some really cool history.


 

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That's really a cool looking snare.
Good ole Sears catalog back in the day, way ahead of the times. Amazon of yesteryears.
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Wayne
 

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I actually ending up getting the second one he was selling. 16x6.5 Brass as well from the same era. The first one is a concert model and this one is a infantry model. Both priced waaay below any A&F drum sold today.
 

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