Military tenor drum
This drum is associated with the Royal Marines in Portsmouth. It is a military tenor drum with emblazoned wooden shell and counterhoops, 18-1/2-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have ten drilled holes and brass saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. The batter head has three feet painted in red.
Henry Potter & Co [Corporation]
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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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 Royal Marines Portsmouth, with Royal Coat of Arms featuring two Elizabeth II cyphers, and Royal Marines badge.
- 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: 385mm; Diameter: 480mm