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Military side drum

This instrument is associated with the Band of the Queen's Royal Lancers. It is a standard pattern, military side drum with emblazoned wooden shell (metallic painting) and wooden counterhoops, with 14-inch synthetic heads mounted in aluminum flesh hoop. Rod-tensioning with claws and double-sided wall lugs (8 rods). Adjustable top wire snare with lever, and straight-lay bottom wire snare with tensioning screw. The batter head has 3 metal feet painted in red.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Band of the Queen's Royal Lancers, with Royal Coat of Arms included and respective badge. 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: 9 96)|Branded on the inside of shell: A1/7710-99-130 7651 / [broad arrow] 1995|Painted on shell: George Potter & Co. Potter's Corner ALDERSHOT
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 355mm; Diameter: 375mm