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Bass drum

Bass drum
Title
Bass drum
Date 
1833-1857
Medium 
Wood, hide, rope, leather, metal, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 x 24 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 62.2 cm )
Description 
Double-headed tubular drum with wooden cylinder with seam reinforced with metal studs, and drumheads made of animal hide; red painted rims pierced with holes for rope lacing, which is reinforced with leather bands; decorated around airhole with metal studs arranged in two concentric circles vertically aligned with two diamond shapes, one above and one below.
Credit Line 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Object Number 
1941.1208
Marks 
maker's label: inside drum: "Made and sold / by / MEACHAM / No. 84 State-Street, / Albany, / Military importers from England and France, / Manufacturers of various kinds of musical In- / struments, and rifles, / muskets, leather caps, / and military equipment in general."
Gallery Label 
According to Albany city directories, Roswell L. Meacham manufactured and sold military goods at 84 State Street from 1833 to 1857.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group