Military bass drum
This instrument is associated with the Queen Anne's reign. It is a small military bass drum with wooden shell, wooden counterhoops, 22-inch skin heads, and rope-tensioned with leather braces (rope is broken and many braces are missing, heads are disassembled). The counterhoops have drilled holes through which the tensioning rope passes. The shell has a brass tack pattern and a vent hole.
Museum of Army Music
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
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- Decorative elements:Royal crown and Queen Anne's cypher painted on shell.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.212.12 Individual double-skin cylindrical drums, both heads played
- Repository:Museum of Army Music
- Measurements:Width: 520mm; Diameter: 580mm