Jim and drum historian Mike Curroto sat down across the USA just after the 2012 Chicago Drum Show, to learn about Mike’s restoration of the 14th Known Slingerland Black Beauty.      
Once you get bitten by the vintage drum bug...it's all over.
Jim’s Interviews with Mike Curotto
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Mike restored the 14th Slingerland Black  Beauty known to exist:
About Mike’s extensive snare drum collection:
Be sure and check out Mike’s Collectors Showcase pages and stay tuned for more interviews with Mike
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Part I Two part video about Mike’s recently acquired  ‘32-’34 Slingerland 5x14 Duall “Radio” Model engraved metal snare drum
Part II