This gem surfaced recently. I guess the date of the drum to be from 1813 (the date of another Frederick Lane drum discussed below) or 1821-1837 based on this mention of the Frederick Lane music store in Boston, Massachusetts
"One hundred and fifty years of music publishing in the United States; an historical sketch with special reference to the pioneer publisher, Oliver Ditson company, inc., 1783-1933"
FOR SALE AT FREDERICK LANE's
No. 92 COURT STREET - BOSTON,
FOLLOWING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
Bass Drums; Tenor Drums, Bass Viols; Vio-
lins; Clarionets; Flutes; Hauthoys Fife[s]; Bassoons; Bu-
[missing;] Trumpets; French [illegible], &c, [illegible] &c [illegible] ...
gs, reeds - and Instruction Books. [missing]
[missing], which we will sell on [missing]
Music stores on Court St in Boston MA 1855
Photo Posted by George Lane at
"Frederick Lane's Music Store was at 92 Court St. (opposite of the Old Court House) from 1820-44. He had bought out N. H. Henchman's Music Shop at 79 State St. in April 1813. He manufactured bass drums for the militia, wind instruments and violins. By the 1830, he also made umbrellas at his shop on Court St.
Source: 1855 Court St Boston BPL 08 02 003376-1 detail2Public Domain
Author unknown - Boston Public Library, Print Department"
Other Frederick Lane drums:
Lot 637: PAINTED MILITIA BASS DRUM, FREDERICK LANE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1813-19.
Painted with a view of Massassoit beneath a raised arm brandishing a sword, encircled by a red banner inscribed with the state motto "ENSE PETIT PLACIDEN SUB LIBERTATE QUIETEM (With the Sword We Seek Peace, But Only Under Liberty), within berried laurel branches, the shell painted with red and dark-blue stripes edged in mustard, with the original skins, ropes, hoops and iron strap hook mounted on an iron plate, the interior bearing a partial paper label inscribed "Frederick Lane Keeps Constantly For Sale at His Music Store at No. 79 State Street, Boston, Bassoons with Trumpets, Bird Organs, Tenor Violins...." Height 22 1/2 inches, diameter 24 inches.Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
October 12, 2006
Portsmouth, NH, US
Bass drum and mallet 1813–19
Frederick Lane, American, 1791–1865
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height 60 cm, diameter 62 cm (Height 23 5/8 in., diameter 24 7/16 in.), Ash
Classification: Musical instruments
On view in the: Musical Instruments Gallery
Ash (?) shell with painted decoration consisting of an American eagle with "E Pluribus Unum" on a fluttering banner over a shield. Skin heads held on by red-painted wood hoops laced with rope and leather tensioners. Includes old wooden mallet.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gift of the Family of Charles E. Black and Gale L. Perron, including Karen A. Black, Diane L. (Black) Conners, Emmie Perron Black and Katrina Perron-Black, 1986
Accession number: 1986.937a-b
Provenance/Ownership History: Donated by Charles E. Black of Hingham, Massachusetts. Black apparently inherited the instrument from his father, Clarence Edgar Black, originally from Waldoboro, Maine. It was supposedly handed down through several generations of the family, and is believed to have been used in the War of 1812 by Joseph Jewett (1780-1852) of Alna, Maine.
This object is included in the following Selected Tour(s):
•Percussion Musical Instruments
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Boston Directory. 1832. https://books.google.com/books?id=raQtAAAAYAAJ
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