yes and Tama bought the name. i did a google search and the only thing that is said about doing anything different during the oaklawn period was that they use the oval badge for a cup'l yrs (69-71) that would of been just before they moved to chanute. the oval badge is from George Way. which is the creator of camco drums and the round lugs that dw uses today. the tuxedo type lugs on the ebay kit are the same lugs george used on his drums before camco when it was George Way Drums. please correct me if i am wrong on any of this.John Goode or Don Lombardi, the two founders of DW Drums, may be able to provide the answer. These guys started out in the drum business by manufacturing trap case seats for the Camco Drum Co. They later purchased the machinery, dies and molds, and everything else it took to make Camco drums and hardware (they did not purchase the name).
thanks mad, these links help very much. now i don't have to ask you guys the questions any more
Center lugs were the "more affordable" drums, put out by most major US drum companies. They used the same shells (usually), but used budget hardware. And where the 22" top line kick drum would probably be a 10 lugger, the budget line most probably would have 8 lugs. While the drums would share the same shells, less holes drilled (less man hours) and budget hardware, would make the drums less costly.