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A fat hubcap shaped flange rested on the ring under the head and top hoop. According to the 1928 catalog, It rejuvenates and clarifies the tone and staccato notes pop out like the crack of a machine gun.The tone flange was actually still available in the late 1930s and could conceivably be ordered on a Radio King drum.This new drum featured a solid maple shell, double flanged engraved hoops and new Streamline lug casings.
The tone flange assembly consisted of a thin metal ring that was placed on flat wood screws in the top bearing edge.
By 1937, most lugs were equipped with spring-loaded, threaded inserts, which eliminated cross threading problems.
The new extended patent pending adjustable snares gates were first used on this model, as well.
These adjustable end pieces were discontinued after World War Two.
For more information on strainers, visit the Guide to Vintage Drums at introduced the Super Radio King snare drum.
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The Speedy Sure Hold snare strainer (known to collectors as the three point strainer) was used on all snare drums except for the lower line models.