Predominantly manufactured across two locations in America – Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio (Pre-CBS ownership) and Fullerton, California (Post CBS) – the Rogers brand was originally introduced by Irish migrant Joseph Rogers, who began manufacturing drumheads upon his arrival in America in 1849.
There is a special article on the tuning and set-up of the Rogers Dynasonic snare drum and a complete history of early Rogers Farmingdale Drums.
I would take it apart and soak the parts in hot water and dishwashing liquid,that should get rid of the dirt and a good bit of the rust,any remaining rust can be dealt with,some use coca cola and tin foil then buff,then apply wax, I use turtles wax in the green bottle. I haven't seen the interior joint untouched on a Rogers Shell before, even one of this period.
I did this with a 70's dyna,they usually come back really nicely. Also, further reviewing your pics, I see some things about this drum that I would like to see more of. This is normally in the panel to the left of the throw off, 1961-1984 Rogers Dyna-Sonic (except for a few drums made without dampeners in 1976) and 1973-84 Super Ten snare drums.
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