and Tone Flange models, along with bass drums in various and pearl and sparkle finishes.
The tone flange assembly consisted of a thin metal ring that was placed on flat wood screws in the top bearing edge.
Understandably, it would be several years before any significant design advancements were made.
One example of presented their new line of hardware.
By 1937, most lugs were equipped with spring-loaded, threaded inserts, which eliminated cross threading problems.
Despite its shortcomings, the Super strainer was offered up until the early 1960s. As a result, American drum companies were forced to manufacture drums that were comprised of only 10% metal parts.was soon discontinued after about a year due to a lawsuit over patent infringement with the Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company.There were a few different strainer designs, including one type that utilizes a wire cable instead of a metal rod. While not actually catalogued, the Broadcaster was the forerunner to the Radio King models.answer to this metal restriction was the Rolling Bomber line of drums.Replacing the metal lugs were beautiful hand-carved rosewood and walnut lugs.This drum featured the new Super lugs and the innovative Super snare strainer.