Military side drum
This drum is associated with the Royal Marines Band. It is a military side drum with emblazoned metal shell, wooden counterhoops, with one 14-inch synthetic batter head (the bottom head is missing), rope-tensioned with the British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have eight drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. There is a J-hook screw style snare strainer for snares, and the batter head has three steel painted in red.
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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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 Royal Marines with Royal Coat of Arms featuring two Elizabeth II cyphers, and Royal Marines badge.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on the shell: A.F. Matthews (DRS) LTD / MAKERS / Edgeware / 1950
- 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: 330mm