Here are some photos of my personal collection.
Early 1930s Sea Green Pearl Slingerland set. The tom tom on the right is a Leedy but matches perfectly. The set also has a 16x16, 9x13, and 5x14 Artist Model, all in Sea Green. The Slingerland Arch Rail is actually from the late 1930s but it looks great with this set! This set was on display at the 2015 Chicago Drum Show. Matching green banjo!!
9x13 Slingerland Sea Green Pearl tom tom
5x14 Slingerland Sea Green Pearl Artist Model with Tone Flange
1930s-40s Sea Green Pearl Slingerland Radio King drum set. This one-of-a-kind drum set features a 14x24 bass drum that was expertly (and incredibly) cut down from a 14x26 or 28. During the late 1940s, it was common to cut down bass drums to accommodate the growing trend toward smaller bass drums. The snare drum is from about 1940-41. It is a Krupa model 6.5x14 solid maple shell drum. The tom toms are 16x16 and 9x13.
5x14 Slingerland Sea Green Pearl Fancher Model snare drum with Tone Flange. This drum features a solid mahogany shell and was named after famous rudimental drummer, Frank Fancher. Matching 14x28 bass drum and reproduction painted head.
1930s Leedy Green Pearl 5x14 Broadway Standard snare drum. Solid walnut or mahogany shell.This beauty was re-plated in Nobby Gold by Adrian Kirchler (AK Drums Italy).
1930s Green Pearl Leedy Broadway Standard. Solid mahogany or walnut shell.
1930-32 Green Pearl Leedy Broadway Parallel
1930s Green Pearl 7x14 Leedy Broadway Parallel. This drum was actually re-wrapped years ago, using (most likely) a piece of Green Pearl from a bass drum. While I dont advocate that practice, it certainly did produce a gorgeous drum!
1930s Green Pearl Gretsch 5x14 Economy/Junior snare drum
Late 1920s Liberty Sea Green Pearl 5x14 snare drum with Tone Flange. Little is known about the Liberty Musical Instrument Company. Around 1928, the company sold its drum making equipment to the Slingerland Banjo and Drum Company. This purchase most likely propelled Slingerland into drum manufacturing.
1930s Greenwood Pearl Carlton 5x14 snare drum. This snare drum was manufactured in England and features a thick solid Birch shell. The throw-off appears to be a Slingerland #967 or a copy of one.
1930s Green Pearl Leedy 9x13 tom tom
1920s Gretsch American Emerald Pearl drum set
1929-34 Slingerland Rose Pearl drum set, banjo-ukelele and banjo
1930s Leedy Full Dress drum set and Sparkling Gold Banjo!