Military snare drum
This is a military snare drum associated with the Royal Marine Artillery. It has a plain brass shell, wooden counterhoops, 15-inch skin heads, and wing-nut rod tension screws (six rods). While the tension rods and claws are made of an iron alloy, the wing nuts are of brass. There is a J-hook screw style snare strainer with ten gut snares, a steel hook carry attached to the batter counterhoop, and a steel leg rest attached to the snare counterhoop.
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
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- Decorative elements:The counterhoops are painted in blue, red and white colours with wavy pattern.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on shell: R. M. A. / [broad arrow]
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
- Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
- Measurements:Height: 220mm; Diameter: 395mm