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Interesting Fact: With the exceptions of Duplex and Ward, the large majority of the illustrations found in early catalogs were of instruments made by Walberg & Auge Co. - the "King" of accessories manufacturing during this era. These illustrations were copied with permission from their catalog and used by various dealers, and sometimes drum companies as well. Leedy and Ludwig & Ludwig always offered a mixture of traps made by them and ones made by W&A.