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Military side drum

Military side drum with emblazoned metal shell and wooden counterhoops, 14-inch skin heads, rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces. The exposed side of the rope and braces was re-painted in white. The counterhoops have 9 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. J-hook screw style snare strainer with 4 gut snares. The batter head has 3 metal feet match-painted with the counterhoop decoration. Associated with the 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment). Presented to the 2nd Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) as a memorial."

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Middlesex Regiment, with cap badge of the 57-77th regiments, and battle honours.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on shell: SAMUEL & SONS LD / 1914 / LONDON / [broad arrow]
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 390mm; Diameter: 365mm