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    Civil War Period or Earlier American Military Snare Drum. 16 1/2" high including hoops, 17 3/4" wide. Drum appears to be completely original, 'as used', with ropes, leather tighteners, both heads intact, as are the snares. Lap seams on body and hoops very crude, indicating a date possibly as early as 1840. Body of the drum excellent, retaining most of the original dark red paint. Hoops also retain much of the original red paint. The upper hoop shows very heavy use with the edges worn down from being struck by the sticks. As a result of the heavy wear another 3/8" maple hoop, obviously period, was inserted to serve as a spacer and make up for the reduced height of the original hoop. First example of this novel repair we've ever seen. Overall the drum is completely untouched with wonderful age patina. The drum is accompanied by one of the original, very heavy, turned maple sticks, again indicative of this earlier period. A nice early American military drum that is loaded with character, and very desirable in this untouched original condition.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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