In reality, the early days of drum manufacturing held no regard for dating or serializing a product for chronological relevance.
A future significance in chronologically cataloging a product produced by Ludwig wasn't foreseen.
It tells a story, not only in what it is, but where it's been; the roads traveled, its relevance to drum manufacturing, and its influence on music.
Dating Ludwig Drum products can be rather easy or quite tedious.
On the back of the enameled badge is the manufacturers mark along with the compulsory Ges. They worked diligently to provide every German family a residence of their own. PRICE: .00 DESCRIPTION: This beautiful four-color enameled membership badge (lapel pin) is truly rare.
It really was a good social organization and even today there are Germans who still occupy homes that were provided through this groups efforts. We admit we know nothing about it and can find no reference to it except for the name of the group, and this from Andre Huskins book Der Abzeichen Deutscher Organisationen, 1871-1945.
We have not covered all models such as Clubdate or Standard series, but we will be adding more info in 2018.
Vintage Ludwig drums have evolved as a highly coveted commodity.
DSB, the initials of the organization, are seen in the eagles chest. We know no more except with a compilation of our 135 years in this business for our staff, none of us has ever encountered one of these before.
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