� It's not a early K. Zildjian Constantinople ride, or a Radio
King or engraved 1923 Ludwig Black Beauty brass snare,
but here's something that doesn't come up everyday: A
very early bass drum pedal with wood footboard and �
construction, in working, fully operable� condition. This �
appears to be the same unknown maker as the pedal on the
Vintage Drum Guide website /pedal_21.html , �
but is either an earlier model or a prototype, as this one �
does not have the "patent applied for" stamp on the roller �
or have a threaded thumbscrew on the back of the beater �
head for a cymbal striker accessory. This one in the �
auction also still has part of the original rubber pad �
covering the footboard.
� The pedal is fully operational, but probably could use a �
good cleanup and possibly the replacement of the rubber �
footpad covering (as in the model on the Vintage Drum Guide)
but given the historical significance and rarity of this piece,
I'll leave that up to you.
� The pedal was discovered in the San Francisco area. There are also �
photos of a later, similar version of this — but as a double kick pedal on
the Hidehitters /pedals/frisco.html
website, which is identified as made by the original Frisco �
An inventor named August Mortensen filed a patent in 1924 �
� (US patent # 1,570,127) for what appears to be an IMPROVED �
version of this pedal, with a longer spring for adjusting pedal �
tension and a few other changes and assigned it to Frisco drums.
However, the model in this auction probably � pre-dates the Frisco
Company, possibly as an M.J. Kochman � or Truplex drum product,
which became Frisco Drums in 1923.
� Don't miss out on adding this exceedingly rare, important historical�
artifact� from the early days of drumming to your collection.
� Insured (and very well packed) shipping is $20 (within USA).
� Overseas/Canada buyers, please contact me before
purchase for shipping rates.
� THE FINE PRINT
• Payment via PAYPAL only.
• PayPal users must have a CONFIRMED address.
• Local Pickup (San Francisco Area) OK.
• Sorry, but no returns!
• Non-USA buyer is responsible for paying all customs,
duties and taxes if your country charges them.� Sorry,
but I cannot lie about the value of item or claim it's a gift.
I'd really like to, but making false statements on FEDERAL
customs forms is illegal and I (not you) might wind up in jail!
To save money on overseas shipping, just fly to California,
have a great vacation and pick this up while you're here!
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