Military side drum
This instrument is associated with the 2nd Division of the Royal Marines. It is a military side drum with emblazoned metal shell, wooden counterhoops, 14-inch skin heads, rope-tensioned with the British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace), and drag rope. The counterhoops have eight drilled holes and brass saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. There is a J-hook screw style snare strainer for gut snares, and the batter head has three steel feet painted in red.
first half of 20th century
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:Heraldic emblazonment of the Royal Marines 2nd Division with Royal Coat of Arms 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:Diameter: 370mm; Height: 225mm