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Military snare drum

Military side drum with emblazoned metal shell and wooden counterhoops, 15-inch skin heads, rod-tensioned (8 hook-rods with metal claws on batter hoop, and brass saddles on bottom hoop). J-hook screw style snare strainer. Steel hook carry attached to batter counterhoop. Rod claws match-painted with counterhoop decoration. Associated with the Middlesex Regiment.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the (?)th Battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment, with Royal Arms.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on shell: HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / 2481
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 250mm; Diameter: 390mm