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Introduction and dating of floor toms, bass drums , bongos and deep shells ect.
In most cases the best way to estimate the date of a drum is its physical characteristics.
It is also common knowledge that finishes that were discontinued were kept in inventory and people would order them, so production would use the finish. This happened with hardware and badges and these companies were competing in an ever aggressive market and had to do what needed to be done to remain profitable.
This is especially the case when import drums started flooding the market with a lower priced alternative set of drums.
I figure if we come to a version we're all happy with, we can call it a new revision. Dating of change tags from Jos Rogers Inc to ROGERS 2.
I mainly made this for myself, since I receive so many Rogers dating questions through my site, but thought someone here may benefit. The OH Covington drum making/selling started in 1953 and did have an internal paper tag with serial numbers.
Even if a serial number badge does exist on a drum anomalies do occur and that is because the badges did not have an inventory control system.