Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-01-2019, 07:32 PM
Skunk Works Skunk Works is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default Slinerland date stamp question

Did 1970's Slingerland shells or snare drums have date stamps?
Found a snare red sparkle with the silver Niles badge but I do not see a date stamp.
Thanks and sorry about the title typo.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	s-red snare.jpg
Views:	157
Size:	76.3 KB
ID:	123769  
__________________
Robert Anthony.
Family and Music will make you strong.

Last edited by Skunk Works; 02-01-2019 at 07:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2019, 09:21 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,126
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

Hi Robert,

I honestly don't think I've ever seen a shell date stamp past 1966. Also, I believe that Slingerland normally only included the month and year. Maybe others have a more definitive answer!

-Mark
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2019, 12:35 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 968
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

+1 with Mark on the absence of date stamps past '66. It is not 100% clear when Slingerland stopped using the date stamps because they could have been covered over beginning in late '66 when they started applying the beige stain to the interiors. It is known that there were no date stamps in the Niles era from 70 onward. BTW, Slingerland used date stamps of month/year and also month/day/year.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2019, 12:40 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,126
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

Here's a Slingerland kit on eBay, from one of our members, that shows a month/day/year stamp! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Sling...0AAOSwe9VcUwfn

The last picture clearly shows all date info! I very seldom see this. Probably depends on the worker at the time, and if they decided to include the day on the stamping wheel!

-Mark
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-02-2019, 12:46 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 968
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skunk Works View Post
Did 1970's Slingerland shells or snare drums have date stamps?
Found a snare red sparkle with the silver Niles badge but I do not see a date stamp.
Thanks and sorry about the title typo.
No date stamps in the 70's. The badge in your photo was used '70-'72. The serial 38xxx would typically be associated with '71 but one should take into consideration all of the drums attributes when dating. Looks to have the "beige stain" interior also.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-02-2019, 01:02 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 968
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

Quote:
Originally Posted by idrum4fun View Post
Probably depends on the worker at the time, and if they decided to include the day on the stamping wheel!

-Mark
You got it Mark. Per Dr CJ Wenk the stamp wheel had numbers for the day, XX's for the day, dashes (--) for the day or blank spaces where the day would be. Also the year could be shown complete (1963) or abreviated (63). Examples of all these variations can be found on the VDF.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-02-2019, 01:21 PM
Skunk Works Skunk Works is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Texas
Posts: 14
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

Tremendous help people, much appreciated.
A plethora of information
I was pretty sure the 70's did not have date stamps.
Thank you again,
__________________
Robert Anthony.
Family and Music will make you strong.

Last edited by Skunk Works; 02-02-2019 at 01:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2019, 02:15 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 968
Default Re: Slinerland date stamp question

Quote:
Originally Posted by idrum4fun View Post
Here's a Slingerland kit on eBay, from one of our members, that shows a month/day/year stamp! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-Sling...0AAOSwe9VcUwfn

The last picture clearly shows all date info! I very seldom see this. Probably depends on the worker at the time, and if they decided to include the day on the stamping wheel!

-Mark
Another interesting wrinkle Mark. It may just be the picture but doesn't that date stamp look huge?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2022 VSDwebdesign