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Beaters: side drum; pair.

Technical description: Military-style side drum sticks for use with a sling-carried side drum. Wood, shaft diameter at base 20. Seven grooves cut round each stick at the butt end. Total mass 121g; head mass 47g (39%). Repair History: The unmarked one of the pair has whipping covering its central section; the wood is broken near the centre.

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    Late 18th or early 19th century
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    University of Edinburgh
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    Probably England
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:length 455.