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Military bass drum

This instrument is associated with the Waterloo Band of the King's Division. It is a standard pattern, military bass drum with emblazoned wooden shell, wooden counterhoops, 28-inch synthetic heads, and a chrome-plated rod-tensioned system using claws and double-wall lugs (10 rods). It has a chrome-plated carry ring/eye, and two steel feet painted in red.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of The King's Division, Waterloo Band, with Royal Coat of Arms included and respective badges. Counterhoops with standard wavy-line pattern in Royal tri-colour (blue, red and white).
  • Inscriptions:Black metal plate: George Potter & Co / PHONE ALDERSHOT 22100 (and) ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND. (and) GRAMS POTTER ALDERSHOT (and stamped: 5 95)|Branded on the inside of shell: illegible pattern number
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Width: 310mm; Diameter: 735mm