Here is an excellent example of a circa 1930 Leedy Green Pearl 5”x14” snare drum with chrome hardware (except for the re-plated nickel Speedway throw-off) and box or “X” lugs. This drum has all original parts in very good condition. The chrome plating is in excellent condition and is bright and shiny. The nickel plated "Speedway" throw-off is probably not original to the drum but it is also newly plated and bright to match the readt of the hardware on the drum. The green pearl is also in excellent condition with no noticeable fading. There are two small extra holes at the throw-off that have been expertly patched using green pearl. The presence of these holes leads us to the conclusion that the throw-off is not original to the drum. This is common with Leedy drums from this era. This drum has a 3-ply shell with natural maple interior. This is unusual for this era but was confirmed as authentic by Leedy expert Harry Cangany. Although not advertised, Leedy did produce ply shell snare drums for a short time just prior to their move to Elkhart when Conn took over the brand. This drum is found in the 1930 Leedy “S” catalog listed as "The Broadway” snare drum with chromium hardware and standard strainer No. 2302 along with a choice of gut, James or silk wire wound snares. This drum comes with the James snares from the era. An excellent opportunity to add this rare color Leedy to your snare drum collection.
|Model||No. 2078 Broadway Standard|
|Extra Holes or Modifications||2 filled and covered extra strainer holes|
|Hardware Finish||Nickel + Chrome|
|Hardware Type||Box Lugs|
|Shell Finish||Green Pearl|