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Military side drum

This instrument is associated with the 1st The Royal Dragoons. It is a military side drum with emblazoned brass shell, wooden counterhoops, 14-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with the British style white leather braces (round edge, white, with vellum lace). The counterhoops have ten drilled holes and brass saddles through which the tensioning rope passes. There is a screw snare strainer with eight gut snares (room for ten), and the batter head has three steel feet match-painted with the counterhoop decoration.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the 1st The Royal Dragoons, with respective badge and battle honours. Counterhoops with standard wavy-line pattern in Royal tri-colour (blue, red and white).
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 370mm; Width: 375mm