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Side drum

Side drum, 1800 (c); wood; front painted with George III cypher in gold; flesh hoops and drum heads whole; nine cord hoop holes, painted orange; natural hemp cord with buff slides; four snares, twisted sinew; plain drag rope; label inside shell is printed with maker’s name, Franklin, London, with further manufacturing details; possibly used by a band boy of the British Army as it is small and lighter than regular side drums.

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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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