YES or NO: The oldest "NEW" Ludwig and Ludwig Brass Snare...

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Keep going man just keep it to one thread ; )
now what city are we in again?
somewhere around Joplin, Missouri?
 

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Quite the story.......but I'm with Bijan.
Why not get Ryan Taylor's opinion?
(Taylor is the current design engineer with Ludwig)

IN SUMMARY: The first style Ludwig snare produced is not like the Mills design because Ludwig (and everyone else) bought their Brass shells from the same Indiana supplier.
Taylor says there is a middle seam ...because it is easier to put a crimp on the edge and then join the edges. ...Otherwise, snares of the time would be limited to around 4 inches deep. (like the Mills design)

This explains the high quality, two piece shell of the original...
 
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Details of the 1908 patent are not online.

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The 1908 patent strainer was apparently only used until 1910-1911. The strainer on the "Mills style" drum was marked patent pending, as late as, the 1912 catalog.

The inventor was a Ludwig brother-in-law, Robert C. Danly. Here is a link to Mr. Danly's more successful "BLACK BEAUTY" strainer patents: https://patents.google.com/patent/US1481988A/en

Not So Modern Drummer has more: https://www.notsomoderndrummer.com/...lopment-of-the-early-snare-strainer-1889-1920
 

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Keep going man just keep it to one thread ;)
I will,
I've edited and expanded it ...as I find more information...
Please post if you do or don't understand my logic, or if you require more evidence...
 
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