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Military tenor drum

Military tenor drum with emblazoned metal shell and wooden counterhoops, 18-inch skin heads, rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace), and drag rope. The counterhoops have 10 drilled holes and brass saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. The batter head has 3 brass feet. Associated with the 11th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 11th Battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), with cap badge and battle honours.
  • Inscriptions:Painted in golden lettering over black background, reading vertically: HAWKES & SON, MAKERS, DENMAN ST., PICCADILLY CIRCUS, LONDON.|Hand inscribed paper label inside shell: #4059 / June 1917
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 400mm; Diameter: 465mm