Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Drums of J.W. Pepper Company Made by Soistman Drum Company of Camden, NJ

Supplementing information concerning the J.W. Pepper Company in our post "Signed 1860's (J.W. Pepper) Civil War Drum", this additional information from Jedistar's website:

James Welsh Pepper (1853-1919) founded music publishing house in 1876. [Source wikipedia]

"Drums for the J.W. Pepper Company were made by the Soistman Drum Company of Camden, New Jersey. Even though all of the drums were made by the Soistman Drum Company, these instruments were made according the specifications of the Pepper Company. Jimmy Pepper felt that the Soistman Company was better at making these instruments than his own. These instruments were made, and sold between 1876 thru 1910. The Pepper company was not in business prior to 1876. [Source: George B. Class, J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. email 6/3/2009]

[Other information concerning J.W. Pepper Co.:]

[National Music Museum]

[William F. Ludwig, Jr.'s Letter re Drum with "20th Century Drums" Label

1 comment:

  1. Whew! This is a cool drum. How I wish I could use it. But unfortunately, I don't know how to play drums .:(


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