I got this message from John (J.R.) Robinson recently:
1940's Ludwig Black/Gold Duco
Message: Hey, Long time....if you have any insight into locating my original snare from my 1940 Ludwig Duco set would be great. I would also love to find toms but I believe they didn't exist until the early 60's. Email me and I'll sen you the pics I have. Best, JR
If you have any info about this kit, which was stolen several decades back, please get in touch with George Lawrence and he will pass the info on to J.R.