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12-11-2005, 09:30 AM
I think this is a 1939 or 1940 lower line Rogers, possibly student model, if there were student models then. I was attracted to these old lugs!! But I got this off Ebay & am not sure what the finish should be, wrap, painted or stained. It looks like it had been covered with a contact paper & under that had been painted twice with an off white, or white paint. So in restoring this, I'm not sure which to do. A wrap would look great, paint would look good, and stained wood might require a new veneer layer. Any opinions?
12-11-2005, 09:34 AM
Also, I need, but can't find yet an original strainer (I've asked evryone I can think of!). If I don't acquire one, I guess I'll need to just put another suitable vintage strainer? Below is a pic of the present strainer & also the one I need to get if it's to be legit.
12-11-2005, 10:07 AM
I did a little research on this and based on Rob Cook's excellend book on Rogers here's what I found. Based on the lugs the era would be 1940's. On the badge you should be able to find the model as follows:
Soo Brand (entry level) Daisy Brand (better) Union Brand (better yet) or Three Star Brand (top line). I'll see if the book can give any help on the strainer.
12-11-2005, 10:14 AM
Further stuff from Cook's book. Looks like your drum MAY be a Goodwill (Daisy Brand) drum. Finish would have either been Duco lacquer or Mahogany. The strainer looks like it may have been a Slingerland 3 point. They also used a Leedy strainer during that era but he only shows it on a brass shell drum. Maybe Rob or some other Rogers expert can comment on that. Nice find and I'm sure a cool old drum.
12-11-2005, 10:44 AM
I'm judging from the imprint on the shell that the original strainer is the same as the leedy strainer in the pic above.
Here's the info I got from HarryC.:
That strainer is a Premier, made to look like a Leedy Presto?..I don?t have any, but if you find one or a drum with one on it, you will see ?Made in England? on the back..it?s a common mistake and misidentified in the Leedy book?Gretsch got heads from Rogers and sold/traded them parts..Gretsch got some parts and consoles from Premier?small world back then.
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