Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Early 19th Century Militia Snare Drum

Untouched Early 19th Century Militia Snare Drum Untouched condition, the body with old undisturbed yellow ochre paint, brass tack design around the vent hole perfect. Five, four-pointed brass stars held fast with iron tacks also at the vent. The red hoops, heads, ropes and tighteners appear to be original, one head has a 3" rip. The drum measures 16 1/4" high with a 16 1/2" diameter. Accompanying the drum is a 1940's newspaper article picturing the drum, at that time housed at the Atlanta Museum, stating that the drum had been used in the American Revolution, and a typed note stating that the drum had been used by T.R.R. Cobb to "Drum Up The Troops" during the Civil War. Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000.

Source: http://historical.ha.com/itm/military-and-patriotic/untouched-early-19th-century-militia-snare-drum/a/6131-47758.s


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