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Military side drum

Military side drum with emblazoned brass shell (tab seam) 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 8 drilled holes and brass saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. J-hook screw style snare strainer with 6 gut snares. The batter head has 3 metal feet match-painted with the counterhoop decoration. Associated with the Connaught Rangers, and Lt. Guy Bernard Champion.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Connaught Rangers, with cap badge (crowned Irish harp), motto and battle honours.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on shell: HENRY POTTER & CO. / 30 Charing Cross / London / C&M / 1885|Stamped on shell: [broad arrow] / R|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: 375mm; Diameter: 370mm