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Long (bass) drum

Military long bass drum with emblazoned wooden shell and wooden counterhoops, 30-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with British style leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have 12 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. The overlapped shell seam is reinforced with brass tack pattern. One of the counterhoops has 3 brass feet. Associated with the Middlesex Regiment.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 57th (LVII) West Middlesex Regiment, with Royal Coat of Arms and battle honours.
  • Inscriptions:A partially legible paper label inside the shell indicates that this drum was "manufactured for and sold [by] RO[BINSON,] BUSSELL & [ROBINSON]," who was located at Westmoreland Street in Dublin, between 1836-1843.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Width: 750mm; Diameter: 790mm