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Military bass drum

This instrument is associated with the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Goorkhas, The Sirmoor Rifles. 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.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of 2nd King Edward VII's Own Goorkhas, The Sirmoor Rifles, with Royal Coat of Arms, badge with King Edward's cypher, and respective battle honours. Counterhoops with standard wavy-line pattern in two colours (black and red).
  • Inscriptions:Painted on shell: George Potter & Co. Potter's Corner ALDERSHOT|Metal plate on vent hole: Premier / England|Branded on the inside of shell: A1/7710-99-120 2653 / [broad arrow] 1995|Ink stamp on heads: PREMIER Everplay
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Width: 365mm; Diameter: 730mm