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Military side drum

This instrument is associated with The Prince of Wales' Division. It is a military side drum with emblazoned wooden shell and chrome-plated hardware. It has 14-inch synthetic heads, a rod-tensioning system with metal counterhoops and double-sided wall lugs (8 rods), an adjustable top wire snare with lever, and a parallel action snare with lever.

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  • Decorative elements:Heraldic emblazonment of the Prince of Wales' Division with respective badge.
  • Inscriptions:Painted on shell: George Potter & Co. Potter's Corner ALDERSHOT|Branded on the inside of shell: A1/7710-99-977 5674 / [broad arrow] 1995
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.11 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, one skin used for playing
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 325mm; Diameter: 360mm