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Snare drum

Snare drum owned by James Blades. Heads of skin. Metal rim and tensioning hoops. Eight tensioning screws. Adjustable snare formed of ten helical wires. Inscription on rim, stamped, 'KING SNAPPER / Rd No 38813 /18 HAWKES AND SON / MAKERS / LONDON /7747'. The original brass rim has been coated with gold paint. In a navy canvas bag with an attached paper label inscribed, 'HAWKES AND SON / KING SNAPPER / 14-3 / SINGLE TENSION / CALF HEADS / 1926 / CURIO?'

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  • Repository:Royal Academy of Music Museum