Saturday, January 10, 2009

1920 US Patent - Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum

1920 US Patent - Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum

Year: 1920
Artist: Robert C. Danly
Class: Percussion
Color: Aged
Weight: 70t, 80c
Size: 8-1/2 × 11 in.
Type: Unframed
This listing includes:

- 4 Historical Documents (USPTO)
- 1 Lithographic Art Print

This document reads:

"Be it known that I, ROBERT C. DANLY, a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Snare-Tensioning Devices for Drums..."


In 1920, a patent was issued to Robert C. Danly for his invention of the Ludwig Pioneer Snare Drum. The Ludwig Pioneer model was manufactured by the Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company during the golden era, known as the "Jazz Age". The Ludwig Pioneer featured the first cam-operated tensioning device, which allowed the adjusted snare strings to be easily moved into a set or release position.

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