Ludwig badge dating
The boom in production, along with new government regulations, prompted Ludwig to begin issuing serial numbers on badges of their drums.
The new regulation would later make it easier to date and catalog Ludwig drums, but it came with a price of extensive time and effort.
This bracket was replaced around 1962 with the first generation Ludwig script logo bracket.
Drum shells were formed and then stored in stock until pulled for final assembly.
In fact, it wasn’t until 1964 that Ludwig started to put serial numbers on their products.