Hoop mounted badges are common on George B. Stone & Son drums dating from the mid 1910s through the early '30s. What is not common is to see a badge different from those typically used on the overwhelming majority of Stone drums. Such is the case however with a drum recently listed on eBay by a seller from Lowell, MA.
In some ways this badge is a real stumper. It's different in size and shape than any other badge ever used by Stone. Since it is so unusual, it stands to reason that very few of these badges were produced and installed on finished drums.
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