Please note that my information only covers the round badge drums with serial numbers (1962ish to 1969). I do not have information on earlier time periods.
I have information on finish on the vast majority of drums on my list. I have not put together a summary, but perhaps that can be a NSMD article in the future.
Any data on Gold satin flame quantities
A brief history on the drums that may or may not help you . I got them from a guy who was in the process of stripping the hardware , scraping it and throwing out the shells ( his storage area was next to mine ) . He gave them to me . One owner before me , his brother ordered them but couldn’t for whatever reason get the 13” right away so they sent him a 12” and didn’t send him the 13” till the following year ( serial #’s seem to reflect this , keep in mind that 13” came with a Round Badge which seems to refute the transition to SSB ) . 12” : #111,497 . 13” # 119,541 . 14” #112,3?? . 16” #112,971 . 22” #112,746 . The 12” and 14” were still in my van when I snapped this shot. If you can please add any info on these that you may uncover it would be appreciated . Thank you for all the time you put into this .Can you share those numbers with me?
I had a set of them once..but..they were pre-sold..so..all I could do was open the boxes….drool on the floor,box them back up…I THINK it was a 20,12,14 also!I remember back when , you were the first person to jump in and offer help if I needed it when I posted the story and pics . You were like “ wow never seen another Wine Red Pearl besides mine” .
Aghhhhh . It truly is a stunning color Pearl . Looking at KC’s pie chart apparently they are rare . It broke my heart when I took all the hardware off . The wraps literally almost fell off . The condensation all those years took the glue with the wraps and pulled back and shrank at all the seams but also thickened the wrap . Interestingly the shells are perfectly in round , the layers of dust actually protected all the chrome somehow . It was almost baked on . Like a time capsule , the chrome now looks amazing . Believe me I would have kept that kit bone stock if it could have been saved . Now they are getting the stain / sealer / Lacquer treatment .I had a set of them once..but..they were pre-sold..so..all I could do was open the boxes….drool on the floor,box them back up…I THINK it was a 20,12,14 also!