Friday, January 30, 2009
Offered for sale by Shakybone Collectibles and desribed as follows:
MANUFACTURED BY THE PITTSFIELD DRUM FACTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS AND HAVING A BUBBLED BUT INTACT AND CLEAR PAPER LABEL ON THE INSIDE WHICH SHOWS AN AMERICAN EAGLE AND HAS A HANDWRITTEN INKED DATE OF "SEPT 1864" ALONG THE BOTTOM BORDER. THE DRUM IS MISSING ONE DRUMHEAD AND SHOWS A GENERALLY WOODEN BODY WITH RED PAINTED END HOOPS. THE TENSION ROPE IS MOSTLY INTACT SAVE FOR TWO BREAKS AND FIVE OF THE ORIGINAL LEATHER SLIDERS ARE INCLUDED, AS WELL AS A SINGLE NON MATCHING REPLACEMENT. INCLUDED WITH THE DRUM ARE A PAIR OF PERIOD ALL WOOD DRUM STICKS WHICH HAVE A LIGHTLY WORN OIL FINISH, MOSTLY ON THE ENDS. THESE WERE VERY POSSIBLY USED WITH THIS DRUM, AS THEY CAME TOGETHER. THIS IS A GOOD DRUM THAT COULD EASILY BE RESTORED, AND IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A AUTHENTIC CIVIL WAR ERA INSTRUMENT. THIS ONE BEARS A CIVIL WAR DATE AND LABEL NOT SEEN ON MOST DRUMS ON THE MARKET.
New Old Stock, In the Box, ca. 1998 or later McDonagh 10-hole Regimental Model Fife with Fingering Chart
A friend came upon a new, old stock, in the box, 10-hole McDonagh fife, Regimental Model, complete with fingering chart. And he gave it to...
In a little known grave in south-western Marion County, Indiana, lie the remains of an old soldier traditionally acclaimed as "George W...
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