Drum shells were formed and then stored in stock until pulled for final assembly.
Once in final assembly, badges were then issue to the shell that was pulled for final assembly.
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.
Serial numbers are subject to discrepancies, which is why it is important to assess all aspects of the drums listed on this page not only to date the drum, but do determine the originality of it.
These brackets were designed with a more boxed hard edge look, with an internal eyelet bolt needing a wing nut to fasten the bracket to the support rod.