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Even if a serial number badge does exist on a drum anomalies do occur and that is because the badges did not have an inventory control system.A more historical perspective and history of this practice was documented by Vintage Drum Center and can be read here.Fortunately drum companies since the 40's were good at printing catalogs.Earlier catalog examples do exist, but are rare and expensive to acquire.
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Here is the dating guide for 60's and 70's Ludwig Drums.
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If you have this badge you can't use the serial number guides below.
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