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 (round edge, white, with vellum lace), and drag rope. The counterhoops have 9 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. J-hook screw style snare strainer with 8 gut snares. The batter head has 3 metal feet match-painted with the counterhoop decoration. Associated with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment.
Hawkes & Son [Corporation]
National Army Museum
- Inventory number:
- Place of production:
London (Timezone: Europe/London)
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
- Specific materials/techniques:
- Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, with Royal Arms, motto and battle honours.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on shell: HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / [broad arrow]|Painted on shell in red lettering over black blackground: GEORGE POTTER & COMPANY (ONLY ADDRESS) ALDERSHOT
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
- Repository:National Army Museum
- Measurements:Height: 395mm; Diameter: 370mm