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was soon discontinued after about a year due to a lawsuit over patent infringement with the Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Company.

There were a few different strainer designs, including one type that utilizes a wire cable instead of a metal rod. While not actually catalogued, the Broadcaster was the forerunner to the Radio King models.

The Super Strainer (also known as the clamshell) was an attractive design but proved to be rather fragile and difficult to adjust. government placed limits on the manufacturing use of essential materials such as brass and steel for non-essential items.

Despite its shortcomings, the Super strainer was offered up until the early 1960s. As a result, American drum companies were forced to manufacture drums that were comprised of only 10% metal parts.

Most likely, most of the aluminum badges were only used near the end of the war or right after.

slowly resumed normal drum production but their drums were basically the same as their pre-war drums.

The new extended patent pending adjustable snares gates were first used on this model, as well.

This drum featured the new Super lugs and the innovative Super snare strainer.

The Super lugs (also known as the small beaver tail lugs) were available on snare drums as well as tom toms and even bass drums.

While they are quite rare, a metal shell Broadcaster was also available in 1935.

Few examples exist today................................................................................................................................................................................................................ toms were available in various sizes: 6x10, 7x11, 8x12, 9x13, 12x14, 16x14 and 16x16.

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