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Military bass drum

This instrument is associated with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. It is a 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 match-painted with counterhoop decoration.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, with Royal Coat of Arms included and respective badge. Counterhoops with standard wavy-line pattern in Royal tri-colour (blue, red and white).
  • Inscriptions:Painted on shell: George Potter & Co. Potter's Corner ALDERSHOT|Embossed metal plate on handle ring: Premier / England|Paper labels inside the shell with Potter specs.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Width: 370mm; Diameter: 735mm