Military side drum
Military side drum with emblazoned, and silver-plated brass shell with wooden counterhoops, 14-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace), and drag-rope. The counterhoops have 8 drilled holes and chrome-plated saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. J-hook screw style snare strainer with 6 gut snares and a hallmarked silver nut. The batter head has 3 metal feet painted in red. Associated with the 1st Battalion, The Buffs. This instrument belonged to the collection of the former Buffs Regimental Museum.
G. Potter & Co [Corporation]
National Army Museum
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- Place of production:
Aldershot (Timezone: Europe/London)
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
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- Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 1st Battalion, The Buffs, East Kent Regiment, with Royal Coat of Arms, a green dragon passant with motto (Buffs), VR cypher, a rampant white horse and "Invicta" motto (Kent), and battle honours.
- Inscriptions:Welded GEO-POTTER blazon shield on shell.|Stamped on shell, reading vertically: GEORGE POTTER & CO. ALDERSHOT|Painted in red lettering over black background, on both sides of heraldry painting: 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