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Military bass drum

Military bass drum with emblazoned wooden shell (metallic painting) and wooden counterhoops, with 28-inch synthetic heads mounted in aluminum flesh hoop. Rod-tensioning with claws and double-sided wall lugs (10 rods). Used by the Hong Kong Military Service Corps.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps, with Royal Coat of Arms, and cap badge (Chinese dragon passant).
  • Inscriptions:Painted on shell in black gothic script, on a golden rectangle: George Potter & Co. Potter's Corner ALDERSHOT|Metal plate on vent hole: Premier / England / 006923|Logo graphic on heads: Premier / TS Heads
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Width: 375mm; Diameter: 730mm