WWII era Slingerland 15x12" marching parade snare drum with military serial number: W669-QM-19239.
Single Tension Model No. 634 in Slingerland 1940's catalogs.
Nice 65+ year-old drum with most of it's original parts. Not a perfect museum piece, but priced to sell with a no reserve starting price for bidding.
Rare original aluminum cloud badge, white with maroon incised logo is in excellent condition and dates the drum 1942 to 1947- ()
I'm told by an Army veteran friend, about the serial number W669-QM-19239 branded into the wood shell: W669- designates World War II, QM- Quarter Master inventoried item, 19239 is an inventory item number. This is not a Slingerland factory number.
Very good condition overall. Good appearance and character for a used 1940's musical instrument. The shell is in round with no extra holes or structural issues. The finish is average with s ome fading on one side. There is a ghost image of a U.S. insignia which has been lost over the years. The solid maple hoops are intact with only slight bending. One of the tension rods has stripped threads but does hold the claw in place. A Slingerland Radio King replacement tension rod and claws set are included to make the drum playable with no repair needed (see last pic).
The aluminum 1940's badge is in excellent condition ... read more