George Way & Camco

DolFan54

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I've been a Camco nut for years but I've only owned anything Camco since 1998. My addiction to Camco led me to George Way, the man that invented the famous turret lug now owned by DW. I'm very lucky to own 2 George Way kits and 7 snare drums. Amazingly I've purchased all my George Way gear in the past 1.5 years after years of looking high & low with no luck. Here is a picture of my first Camco kit 20/10(unknown brand)/13/16. It was far from original and I had it custom painted. I now only collect Camco if it's in original condition.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5020 ... setxd4.jpg


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skitch

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DolFan54":20rtfa4q said:
I've been a Camco nut for years but I've only owned anything Camco since 1998. My addiction to Camco led me to George Way, the man that invented the famous turret lug now owned by DW. I'm very lucky to own 2 George Way kits and 7 snare drums. Amazingly I've purchased all my George Way gear in the past 1.5 years after years of looking high & low with no luck. Here is a picture of my first Camco kit 20/10(unknown brand)/13/16. It was far from original and I had it custom painted. I now only collect Camco if it's in original condition.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5020 ... setxd4.jpg


http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4822 ... setym2.jpg
How did the name Camco come into being?
 

zen_drummer

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skitch":3opxq0bf said:
How did the name Camco come into being?
Camco was the name of a machine shop in the midwest that manufactured drum parts for the OEM manufacturers of the time (from 1954 up till about 1960) Camco is the company that produced the hardware on the drums manufactured by George Way Drum Company. In 1960, The president of Camco purchased stock in the George Way drum Company and eventually bought enough stock to have controlling interest in the company. George Way left his company to work for Rogers and Camco began producing the drums that were developed by Way and marketed them with the Camco Name.

In 1978, the Camco name was sold to Tama , and the tooling was sold to Don Lombardi. Lombardi started to manufacture drums with that tooling marketed under the name brand "Drum Workshop" (DW)
 

PistolCrockett

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DolFan54":27x1l3qv said:
I've been a Camco nut for years but I've only owned anything Camco since 1998. My addiction to Camco led me to George Way, the man that invented the famous turret lug now owned by DW. I'm very lucky to own 2 George Way kits and 7 snare drums. Amazingly I've purchased all my George Way gear in the past 1.5 years after years of looking high & low with no luck. Here is a picture of my first Camco kit 20/10(unknown brand)/13/16. It was far from original and I had it custom painted. I now only collect Camco if it's in original condition.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5020 ... setxd4.jpg


http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4822 ... setym2.jpg
Awesome kit...Those pictures are more deserving then a URL link...here you go! Thanks for sharing...

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