Pictured is an antique Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum. Engraved on the side Ludwig Chicago U. A I tried to figure out the exact year and though it to be a 1928 but cannot guarantee this. It has two very small dents as shown in the pictures but they appear to be very minor and do not affect the drum in any way at all. Looks to have all original hardware and I believe the snare itself is original too.
The lever looks to be complete but doesn't seem to raise or lower the snare as it should, maybe needs an adjustment. The thumb screw does turn and you can put tension on the snare that way.The finish is really nice for it's age with some pitting as shown considering it sat in an attic for many years. Please look at all of the picture carefully as it is a big part of the cosmetic description of this drum. The heads may be original but I have no way to know. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have of if you need more pictures. I'm describing this to you to the best of my knowledge and will not be held responsible for any errors in description so again please look at all of the pictures and message me if you'd like more.
If your local your more then welcome to contact me and come see this at my home. One hour south of NYC and one hour north of Atlantic city. The item "Antique Ludwig Black Beauty Engraved Floral Pattern Snare drum 1920's Vintage" is in sale since Thursday, September 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Snare Drums".The seller is "bababooey5" and is located in Brick, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.