This from one of our readers, Ron E. Skoog of Phoenix, AZ.
I'm a life-long percussionist and recently received this L&H snare drum that was my great uncle's. I'm interested in learning more about L&H and this drum in particular... wood species, etc. I'm also considering whether to restore it for beauty sake or just leaving it purely original albeit quite used/abused.
I've researched enough to know that different L&H badges show different addresses as well as logos. This badge on the inside looks like the badge from the field drum given to MIM with the script logo and blackened scrollwork.
Lyon and Healy
Factories, Union Park
Warerooms, Wabash Ave. and Adams St.
There is no badge on the outside of the shell.
If either of you would have the time to share your knowledge with me I'd appreciate . Referrals are great as well.
Thank you for your time.
In response, we wrote:
Google "Lyon Healy field drums".
See in particular:
Examples from the drum collection of W. Lee Vinson. ... George B. Stone Single Tension Field Drum .... Many similar drums surface bearing a makers label from the Lyon & Healy ...