Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Recreating mid-19th Century John Lowell Tugs

Recreating mid-19th Century John Lowell Tugs

(originally published in this blog 11/29/2010)
 
A friend wrote me recently saying that he was interested in the exact dimensions of the original leather ears on my mid-19th century drum pictured in "Drum by John Lowell of Bangor, Maine", this blog, March 5, 2008.
I sent him one of the original ears to copy. Here's a photo of the original and one of his reproductions:


Note that the original has a brass shield stapled to it. My refurbished John Lowell drum is discussed in the above-referenced blog post.

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