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Bass drum

Military bass drum with emblazoned wooden shell and wooden counterhoops, 32-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with British style leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have 14 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. Drag-rope fixed on tension lacing. Brass oval carrying harness ring, and brass vent hole eyelet. Associated with the Middlesex Regiment.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Middlesex National Reserve Hendon Battalion, with Royal Coat of Arms.
  • Inscriptions:Painted label in golden lettering over black background on shell: BOOSEY & CO / MAKERS / [trademark logo] / 295 REGENT ST. / LONDON|Serial number stamped on metal ring carrier.|"Branded inside wooden shell: BOOSEY & CO / MAKERS / 295 REGENT ST. / LONDON (and serial number) 10807"
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Width: 525mm; Diameter: 835mm