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Old 02-16-2019, 11:08 PM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Default 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

Hi,
Here’s the latest snare drum to enter the collection. This drum comes from my good friend and fellow collector Mark Cooper of Coopers Vintage Drums (coopersvintagedrums@verizon.net).

1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL
*We see more Sea Green on drums from the late 1920s-early 1930s Slingerland Artist and Fancher Models as Sea Green was in the Slingerland catalog from 1928-1938. Mark has dated this drum from 1939 to 1941. Mark has also mentioned this is the only Sea Green Radio King that he has ever seen...there is another...more on that later.

THE SHELL:
The Sea Green wrap is in great shape with a tight seam, the cloud badge is secure and the maple interior is clean.

THE HARDWARE:
The nickel plating is also in great shape and only needed a little touch up.

The drum came with of-the-era calf heads and original snares.

I included a photo of another Sea Green Radio King that you normally don’t see. This one is a 1940-42 Slingerland 5.5 x 14 Sea Green Super Gene Krupa Radio King with the Clam Shell strainer.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
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Old 02-16-2019, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

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Old 02-17-2019, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

That Sea Green wrap is flat-out stunning, Mike! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

Very nice, Mike.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:11 AM
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Default Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

That is a truly beautiful drum.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:29 AM
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Cool Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

Beautiful drum!!

Cheers
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:08 AM
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Default Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

Mike this sure is a beauty! Well both are! Congrats. Green with envy here!
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:05 AM
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I'm also shocked Mark let a Sea Green Pearl drum go! Such a beautiful color.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:04 PM
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I'm also shocked Mark let a Sea Green Pearl drum go! Such a beautiful color.
Thinking he may have more than one of this model snare. ;-)
Congrats on that beauty to your collection Mike! :-)
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: 1939-41 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 GENE KRUPA *SEA GREEN RADIO KING MODEL

Absolutely stunning. With fascinating history. Thanks for showing/explaining.
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