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02-Jun-2014 03:47

I am unable to determine the age on this drum until I can open it up and look for a label or signatures.

This is a 32"x12" bass drum with a single ply mahogany shell.

"This drum was made by John Webster of Spencer Town New York State, August 24th, A. The hoops are red and are single ply and the shell is stain and appears to be quarter sawn. There is a brass carry hook on the hoop and the snare adjuster is hoop mounted. This drum measures 16.5" x 14.4" and has a maple shell and hoops.

The vent hole is white painted wood that mimics an ivory vent hole. The shell and hoops are maple with most of the original vermilion color showing on the hoops. The tack patter on the drum 18 tacks (one missing) in a circle surrounding the vent hole with 8 tack diamonds above and below connected by one tack each.

There is a sigle point of carry eyebolt on one side of the drum hooks that are screwed into the rims.

The drum belonged the New York Regimentals and was donated by Bill Pace. I am assuming that this is the date the drum was donated.This is a 14"x13.5" single ply maple shell, oak-hooped snare drum that is not dated and has no makers label. I am inclined to dissagree due to the light weight of the drum and grain that doesn't match European, red or white oak. This drum measures 14.75"x13.5" and has a star pattern on the drum.The iron nails would also indicate mid 19th century or earlier. The center star design has 12 points and is surrounded by 12 smaller 5 point stars.The calfskin heads read Cupheag Pioneers, Stratford CT, and have and indian wearing a headdress.There is no visible artisit signature and the painting is only on one head.

The drum belonged the New York Regimentals and was donated by Bill Pace. I am assuming that this is the date the drum was donated.This is a 14"x13.5" single ply maple shell, oak-hooped snare drum that is not dated and has no makers label. I am inclined to dissagree due to the light weight of the drum and grain that doesn't match European, red or white oak. This drum measures 14.75"x13.5" and has a star pattern on the drum.The iron nails would also indicate mid 19th century or earlier. The center star design has 12 points and is surrounded by 12 smaller 5 point stars.The calfskin heads read Cupheag Pioneers, Stratford CT, and have and indian wearing a headdress.There is no visible artisit signature and the painting is only on one head.There is no vent hole and a tear in the top of one head that is 5" long and there is no label visible on the inside of this drum.