These drumsticks were presented to an ancestor of the donor in the early 19th century, when he was a Drummer Boy at Chatham. He later became Drum Major. The drumsticks were presented on direction of King William IV and Queen Adelaide after a Royal visit to Chatham. Meant to be used on military side drums, they are made of brown varnished wood (oak?) with rounded-oval tips and have silver caps on butt.
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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