1950's Leedy & Ludwig "New Era" Snare Drum4.5"x14"All original parts throughout Nickel hardware Edges are in good shapeSome minor inner ply cracking by some of the lugs and the strainer.Minor "eyebrowing" above some of the lugs caused by wrap shrinkage.Sold as isInternational buyers contact f...
50's Leedy kit.
Check out the beavertails and the badge on the snare drum....Leedy & Ludwig, 1951-1955.
Otherwise, yes! The older kits had tacked on bottom heads.
A trait left over from the old days when some kits featured a "Chinese tom" that had both heads tacked on.
(courtesy the VDG website. This is a scan from the 1930 Slingerland catalogue)
The earliest toms ( Chinese tom toms) had tacked heads top and bottom so they sounded the way they sounded and couldn't be tuned at all. The next variation was as shown above with a tunable top head and a tacked bottom head. It was Gene Krupa who persuaded Slingerland to make him the first fully tunable toms with lugs for both the top and bottom heads in the mid 1930s. That concept took hold quickly throughout the industry but toms with tacked bottom heads remained in the various catalogs as lower priced options at least thru to the early 1950s.