Military side drum
Military side drum with emblazoned brass shell with wooden counterhoops, 14-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have 8 drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. There are 8 twine snares. The batter head has 3 metal feet painted to match the counterhoop decoration. A piece of laminated wood was placed over the batter head for the purpose of converting the drum into a table. This instrument was used by the 1st Battalion, The Buffs Regiment.
Hawkes & Son [Corporation]
National Army Museum
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- Place of production:
London (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 a green dragon passant with motto, two crowned Tudor roses, and battle honours.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on shell: HAWKES & SON / MAKERS / LONDON / 6345
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
- Repository:National Army Museum
- Measurements:Height: 415mm; Diameter: 370mm