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Military tenor drum (half)

Half of a military tenor drum converted into a display piece to be hanged on the wall, with emblazoned shell. Wooden counterhoops, rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces, and drag rope. Associated with 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment, The Prince of Wales’s Royal Canadians. Received by Maj. Thomas Burton Newenham Deane on disbandment.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 1st Battalion of the Leinster Regiment, The Prince of Wales's Royal Canadians, with Royal Coat of Arms, and battle honours for South Africa 1902, Niagra, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, Central India, Wittenbergen, and Cape Colony.
  • Inscriptions:Painted on shell in red lettering over black blackground: GEORGE POTTER & COMPANY (ONLY ADDRESS) ALDERSHOT
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 460mm; Diameter: 510mm