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Tenor drum

Military tenor drum with emblazoned wooden shell and wooden counterhoops, 21-inch skin heads, rope-tensioned with British style leather braces (white with vellum lace), and plaited drag rope. The counterhoops have 11 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. The overlapped shell seam is reinforced with brass tack pattern. The batter head has 3 brass feet. Used by the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, with Royal Arms surmounted by a crowned harp and Edward VII cypher. Regimental name on golden scroll, motto and battle honours.
  • Inscriptions:Painted in red lettering on black background, along both sides of heraldry painting: HENRY POTTER & CO. (ONLY ADDRESS) 30 CHARING +, LONDON
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 410mm; Diameter: 530mm