William F. LUDWIG

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Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn William Frederick LUDWIG

American manufacturer of percussion instruments, founder of Ludwig Drums

Born on July 15, 1879 in Nenderoth, Hessen, Germany , Germany (142 years)

Deceased on 1973 in River Forest, Illinois, USA

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The Ludwig Drum Company was established in 1909 by William F. & Theobald Ludwig, sons of a German immigrant to the United States. William Jr. had been a professional drummer, playing with circuses and touring vaudeville shows, along with the occasional skating-rink gig. Since this work was irregular, he and his brother, Theobald, opened a drum shop in Chicago; they called it Ludwig & Ludwig. The company started with a concept for the design and manufacture of a functional bass drum pedal.

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