Military bass drum
This instrument is associated with the Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division (c.1916). It is thought that it may have been used by Frederick Stagg during the march into Mons at the end of the First World War. It is a military bass drum with emblazoned wooden shell, wooden counterhoops, 30-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have thirteen drilled holes and brass saddles through which the tensioning rope passes, and three red-painted metal feet on one of them.
Henry Potter & Co [Corporation]
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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- Place of production:
London (Timezone: Europe/London)
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
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- Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Hood Battalion featuring a merman and a sea-witch (cecaelia), with "steady" motto.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
- Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
- Measurements:Depth: 395mm; Diameter: 780mm