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Military side drum

This instrument was damaged by bomb splinters whilst in HMS Penelope was in dry dock at Malta, between March and May, 1942. It is a military side drum with brass shell and wooden counterhoops, which would receive 14-inch skin heads (only remains are present) that would be rope-tensioned with the British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have nine drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. The shell has a brass tack pattern. There is a J-hook screw style snare strainer with ten metal-wound, gut snares, and the batter head has three steel feet match-painted with the decoration of the counterhoop.

  • Measurements:Diameter: 350mm; Height: 360mm