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Military bass drum

"Military bass drum with emblazoned wooden shell and wooden counterhoops, 28-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with leather braces. The counterhoops have 15 drilled holes and metal saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. Metal carrying harness ring. Associated with the Rifle Brigade, 1st Cadet Battalion."

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 1st Cadet Battalion, with the regimental badge of the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).
  • Inscriptions:Painted in golden lettering over black background: A. F. MATTHEWS (DRUMS) LTD / MAKERS, AILESBURY ST, LONDON, E.C.1.|"Branded inside wooden shell: A.F.MATTHEWS (DRUMS) / MAKERS / AILESBURY LONDON (and) 1948"
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Width: 350mm; Diameter: 720mm