In 1854, as the United States was on the brink of civil war, Silas Noble and James P. Cooley ventured into the drum-making business in a farmhouse kitchen in Granville, Massachusetts. By 1873, Noble & Cooley was producing 100,000 instruments per year. As the present-day boutique drum industry continues to expand, Noble & Cooley remains a prominent player, focusing—as it always has—on delivering small-batch offerings with exquisite tones.

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