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Two Antique BASS DRUM PEDAL BASES Very old and Vintage. Cool for Display. Look at pictures to see the shape of these bases. It's strange because they look like the same manufacturer, but one is taller and has updated hardware. Whoever the manufacturer was, they were around for a while. Judging by the hardware, I'd guess the shorter one is 1930's and the taller one maybe late 1940's. The only pedal that looked very much like this one was a Walberg and Auge. There were just a couple differences. They are so alike, they've got to be the same manufacturer. I'm curious, so let me know if anyone finds out. The condition is used. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select. I put the Walberg and Auge history below for your reading pleasure.
Walberg and Auge: Established in 1903,Walberg and Auge started as a drum manufacturing company and a musicalinstrument repair shop in Worcester Massachusetts. Originally named Taylor& Auge, Bernard Eric "Barney" Walberg bought a half-interest inthe company which until then was a sole proprietorship of A.L. Auge. AfterWalberg joined Auge on Oct. 3, 1903, they began the manufacture of drums andother musical instruments. The firm eventually started innovating, designing,and manufacturing drum hardware for W&A drum sets and other drum companiessuch as Gretsch, Ludwig, Rogers, Slingerland, Leedy, Camco, and Kent. In 1920,'The Music Trade Review' blamed Bernard Walberg for his inventions used in the'Advent of Jazz'. At the time, Mr. Walberg's inventions included the first cowbell holder for the trap kit, first traps table, first Carry All bass drum,first folding bass drum pedal and many other musical creations necessary forplaying the new radical music of jazz. Shortly after this accusation, Walbergand Auge invented and manufactured the first hi-hat stand (based from the lowboy/sock cymbal stand W&A was already making), first triangle holder, firstcymbal stand with rubber feet, first tom mount, first drummer's throne, firstclamping basket snare stand (Buck Rogers snare stand), first telescopic wirebrushes and much more.