Staying with Leedy, this vintage kit is a few years older than the Leedy Broadway. It was brought along to the 2012 NDF by Tony Hillebrandt, who has since sold it on.
Although the drums sit well together as a kit, they come from slightly different stages of the drumset’s early-20th century evolution: each of the three drums has different lugs and hoops, but the fact that they are finished in the same Tri-Tone blue-white-blue lacquer suggests they have always been a kit.
Certainly the various drums were available contemporaneously in Leedy’s extensive catalogues of the mid- to late-’40s. But this kit combines a huge bass drum, typical of the military/orchestral monsters used in the 1920s/’30s, with a basic-model snare and a more forward-looking double-headed tom with die-cast lugs.