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Military tenor drum

Military tenor drum with emblazoned wooden 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 8 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. The batter head has 3 steel feet painted in red. Associated with the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 484 (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery (RA), with the cap badge of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and a seven-flamed grenade badge with "UBIQUE" motto of the RA.
  • Inscriptions:Premier metal plate on vent hole
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 395mm; Diameter: 470mm