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Annotated Checklist of
European and American Rope-Tension Drums

(in chronological order)

MAKERS

A. E.
Brown, Eli
Brown, Eli, & Son:  1840, 1841
Colas
Converse, Morton E.
Edson & Brothers
Eisenbrandt, Henry William Raphael
Ent, William
Fischer, Carl
Haynes, John C., and Co.
Kaltenbecker & Son
Kilbourn, William
Ludwig & Ludwig: 1917, 1943, mid-1940s
Lyon & Healy: 1890, 1893, 1906-1930, 1920
Meacham, J. & H.
Potter, Henry:  1858, 1952-1960
Stevens, Moseley W.
Sturdevant, James
Thompson & Odell
Tompkins, W. S.
Treat, J. B.
WFL Drum Company
White Brothers
Wilson Brothers Manufacturing Co.



NMM 10467.  Long drum, Britain, 1714-1727. Elm shell (measuring between 741mm / 30-1/4" and 753mm / 30-3/4" long with a diameter of approximately 590mm / 23"). Brass tack design reinforces glued shell overlap. Design on overlap includes three parallel lines and two wavy lines, below which is a large circle with a crown and the letters G R (G = George; R = Rex) spelled out in tacks, indicating that the drum was built for the military during the reign of George 1st (1714-1727). Eleven leather tugs. Ash rims painted red with drilled holes through which the rope passes. Board of Trustees, 2003.

Lit.:  André Larson, "Celebrating 30 Great Years .  . . Sioux Falls Exhibition Crowns Another Notable Year," National Music Museum Newsletter 30, No. 4 (November 2003), p. 2.


NMM 7405. Side drum, Switzerland, ca. 1750. Paper repair label inside drum: Renoviert per / H Rieder Dambour / A[o] 1804. Warped walnut shell, measuring between 335mm and 347mm (ca. 14") x 350mm to 360mm (ca. 14-1/2"). Shell decorated with a brass tack and etching design forming concentric circles and a six-pointed star. Eight leather tugs. Walnut rims, each with eight drilled holes through which the rope passes. Brass J-hook snare adjuster, metal screw opposite over which the snares loop. Board of Trustees, 1999.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 84-85.


NMM 2865. Side drum by A. E., Massachusetts, 1772. Etched inside drum shell: A E / Mass App 1772. Maple shell, natural finish, 376mm (14-3/4") x 387mm (15-1/4"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted red, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passes. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 115-116.


NMM 3596. Side drum, Bern, Switzerland, ca. 1785-1815. Engraved on brass snare adjuster mount: ZEUGHAUS / BERN / 94. Brass shell, 274mm (10-3/4") x 370mm (14-1/2"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted with red and black alternating diagonal stripes on the outside and solid red on the inside, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passes. Brass J-hook snare adjuster, brass hook opposite to receive snares. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 86-87.


NMM 13504. Side drum, Bern, Switzerland, 1804. Stamped on shell near tacking and strainer, filled with black paint: [crown above monogram: AA] / (at one side of strainer) ZEUGHAUS / R / (at other side of strainer) BERN / 1. Maple or birch shell, ca. 380mm (warped top rim) x 365mm. Nine leather tugs. Wood rims painted black. Iron J-hook snare adjuster with iron wing nut; snares tied at opposite side of rim. Board of Trustees, 2007.


NMM 2900.  Bass drum by J. & H. Meacham, Albany, New York, 1813-1827. Paper label inside shell: Albany Drum Factory / Military and Bass DRUMS / MADE AND SOLD / BY J. & H. Meacham, / No. 104, State-street, Albany; / W[he]re may be (missing label) ive Assortment of (rest of label missing). Ash shell (cut down), 343mm (14") x 564mm (23"). Brass tack design reinforces glued shell overlap. Brass tack design consists of two circles around the vent hole and one diamond below. Twelve leather tugs. Maple rims painted red with drilled holes through which the rope passes. Board of Trustees, 1981.


NMM 2866. Side drum by Eli Brown, Windsor or Bloomfield, Connecticut, ca. 1835. Printed on label inside drum: EL(I) BROWN. Ash shell, natural finish, 385mm (15-1/4") x 420mm (16-1/2"). Nine leather tugs. Wood rims painted red, each with nine drilled holes through which the rope originally passed. Nine metal hooks on each rim currently receive the rope. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 104-105.


NMM 2815.  Bass drum by Eli Brown & Son, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1840. Paper label inside shell: ELI BROWN & SON. / DRUM MANUFACTURERS, / HAVE CONSTANTLY FOR SALE, / BASS AND SNARE DRUMS, / MADE IN THE NEATEST AND BEST MANNER. / Bloomfield, Conn. 1840 No. 2112. Ash shell with natural stain, 625mm (24-5/8") x 620mm (24-1/2"). Brass tack design reinforces glued shell overlap. Design is Brown’s typical double circle around the vent hole with eight diamonds surrounding the circles, as is also found on snare drum NMM 10039. Twelve leather tugs. Wood rims painted red with drilled holes through which the rope passes. Board of Trustees, 1981.


NMM 10039. Side drum by Eli Brown & Son, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1841. Printed on paper label inside drum shell, visible through vent hole: ELI BROWN & SON. / DRUM MANUFACTURERS, / HAVE CONSTANTLY FOR SALE / BASS AND SNARE DRUMS / MADE IN THE NEATEST AND BEST MANNER / Bloomfield, Conn. 1841. Maple shell, natural finish, 495mm (19-1/2") x 471mm (18-1/2"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted red, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, "Museum Enhances its Percussion Collections with Rare Instruments That Document the American Percussion Industry," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2002), pp. 4-5.

-------, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 105-107.


NMM 14392. Side drum by Moseley W. Stevens, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1844. Printed on paper label preserved separately from drum: M. W. STEVENS, / MANUFACTURES, AND KEEPS CONSTANTLY FOR SALE, / BASS, MILITARY AND CHILDREN’S / DRUMS; / And almost every article in the Music Line, at his / MUSIC STORE, / in this Village. /FLUTES, from $1 to $45. / VIOLINS, BASS VIOLS, &c. &c. / Pittsfield, Mass, 1844. Maple shell, dark reddish finish, 400 mm (15-1/4") x 446 mm (17-1/2"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted red, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passes. Five gut snares. Gift of Carl Meyer, Benton Harbor, Michigan, May 2009.

Lit.:  Sarah Richardson, "A Father and Son Drum-Making Tradition," NMM Website, March 2010.


NMM 3595. Side drum by Kaltenbecker & Son, Munich, ca. 1850. Stamped in a circle on the outside of the rim: KALTEN[BE]CKER / & / SOHN / MUNCHEN. Brass shell, 285mm (11-1/4") x 367mm (14-1/2"). Ten leather tugs. Ash rims painted with blue and white diagonal stripes on the outside and solid white on the inside, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passes. Brass J-hook snare adjuster, brass hook opposite to receive snares. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 87-89.


NMM 3597. Side drum by Colas, Paris, 1850. Stamped in an oval on the drum shell: 9 RUE DU PETIT CARREAU / COLAS / A PARIS. Stamped on strainer mount: 99 / 1850 / 32. Brass shell, 358mm (14-1/8") x 380mm (15"). Rope tension. Ten leather tugs. Wood rims, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passes. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 89-90.


NMM 10040. Side drum by William Ent, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1850. Printed on paper label inside drum shell: Drums, Fifes, / REGIMENTAL COLOURS, / TAMBORINES, & C. / MADE AND REPAIRED BY / WILLIAM ENT, / GERMANTOWN, / Philadelphia County, Pa. Ash shell, natural finish, 422mm (16-1/2") x 414mm (16-5/16"). Nine leather tugs (one missing). Wood rims painted red, each with nine drilled holes through which the rope passes. Shell-shaped brass snare adjuster. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, "Museum Enhances its Percussion Collections with Rare Instruments That Document the American Percussion Industry," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2002), pp. 4-5.

-------, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 108-109.


NMM 10042. Side drum, France, ca. 1850-1900. Stamped on the strainer: ΔH / 290. Brass shell, 283mm (11-1/8") x 404mm (15-7/8"). Nine leather tugs. Wood rims painted with yellow, orange, and black triangles, with nine drilled holes through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, "Museum Enhances its Percussion Collections with Rare Instruments That Document the American Percussion Industry," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2002), pp. 4-5.

-------, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 94-95.


NMM 4131. Side drum, Europe, ca. 1850-1900. Brass shell, 273mm (10-3/4") x 394mm (15-1/2"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted black, each with ten metal hooks through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster. Gift of Mack Bettis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1987.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 62.

Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, MM Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 96-97.


NMM 10041. Side drum by White Brothers, Boston, ca. 1856-1865. Printed on paper label inside drum, visible through vent hole: MADE BY / White Brothers, / 86 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON. Brass shell, 356mm (14") x 414mm (16-1/4"). Eight leather tugs. Wood rims painted dark brown, each with eight holes through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster attached to the snare rim. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

Lit:  Jayson Dobney, "Museum Enhances its Percussion Collections with Rare Instruments That Document the American Percussion Industry," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2002), pp. 4-5.

-------, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 110-111.


NMM 906. Side drum by James Sturdevant, Waverly, Iowa, 1858. Wood shell painted dark blue or black, 310mm (12-1/4") x 380mm (15"). Eight leather tugs. Wood rims painted gray, each with eight drilled holes through which the rope passes. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 112-113.


NMM 3030.  Side drum (shell) U.S.A., 1858. Maple shell, 152mm (6") x 411mm (16-1/8"). Nine leather tugs (one missing). Ash rims with dark varnish and heavy craquelure, each with ten drilled holes through which the rope passed. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 118-119.


NMM 10293. Side drum by Henry Potter, London, 1858. Stamped on drum shell: [W?] D / HENRY D POTT[ER] / [1858?] / [?]NEW [?] / LONDON. Brass shell, 188mm (7-1/2") x 394mm (15-1/2"). Combination rope and rod tension. Wood rims painted blue and red with a wavy yellow line in the center. Five thumb-rod screws, with roller hooks through which the rope passes, mounted to the batter head rim. In between each of the thumb-rod screws, and mounted to the snare rim, are roller hooks over which the rope passes. Board of Trustees, 2002.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 91-93.


NMM 2814. Side drum by Henry William Raphael Eisenbrandt, Baltimore, ca. 1860. Paper label inside shell: Established 1811 / H. R. EISENBRANDT, / No. 78 West Baltimore St. / BALTIMORE, MD / MUSICAL / INSTRUMENTS, DRUMS, STRINGS / & c., & c., & c. Ash shell with natural finish, 279mm (11") x 419mm (16-1/2"). Rope replaced. Rope knots adjust tension. Wood rims painted red, each with eight drilled holes through which the rope originally passed. Eight metal hooks on each rim currently receive the rope. Brass snare adjuster, not original. Board of Trustees, 1981.

Lit.:  Laurence Libin, "The Eisenbrandt Family Pedigree," Studia Organologica: Festschrift für John Henry van der Meer zu seinem fünfundsechzigsten Geburtstag, Friedemann Hellwig, editor (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1987), p. 342, fn. 2.

Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 114-115.


NMM 10141.  Side drum by W. S. Tompkins, Yonkers, New York, 1860

NMM 10141. Side drum by W. S. Tompkins, Yonkers, New York, 1860. Handwritten inside shell: Wm S. Tompkins / Maker / Yonkers NY / July 31 1860 / No 2190. Engraved on a silver-plated shield: Presented to / Tm. J. Hellrigle / by S. Cieighead D. Iddings / And others of the City of / Dayton Ohio / August 20. 1860. Ornately inlaid mahogany shell, 400mm (15-3/4") x 430mm (17"), featuring a field of stars in concentric circles around a large central star. Ten leather tugs cut in the shape of shields, each with the initials T. J. H. engraved on a small silver-plated shield on the tug. Maple rims with inlaid multi-colored wood. Metal bands around the top edge of each rim. Ten metal hooks through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster mounted on snare rim. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2002.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 120-121.

Jayson Dobney, "A Colorful Drum for a Colorful Drummer," North South Trader's Civil War 30, No. 5 (2004), pp. 56-60.


NMM 2299.  Bass drum by Edson & Brothers, Rockford, Illinois, 1861. Handwritten label inside shell: Edson & Brothers / Makers / Rockford, Ill. 1861 / No 63. Maple shell, 386mm (15-1/4") x 603mm (23-3/4"). Two parallel lines of brass tacks reinforce shell overlap. One line of tack heads arranged on outside of the shell; the second line of tack heads arranged on the inside. Thirteen leather tugs (one missing). Maple rims painted red with thirteen holes through which the rope passes. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 4575.  Bass drum by William Kilbourn, Albany, New York, 1864-1868

NMM 4575.  Bass drum by William Kilbourn, Albany, New York, 1864-1869. Paper label inside shell: WILLIAM KILBOURN; / (SUCCESSOR TO GEORGE KILBOURN,) / MANUFACTURER OF / BASS AND SNARE DRUMS / TAMBOURINES, BANJOS, TOY DRUMS & C. / ALSO MANUFACTURERS OF THE / PATENT GUITAR BANJO / NO. 7 CLINTON AVENUE / ALBANY, N. Y. Maple shell, 440mm (18") x 715mm (29"). Brass tack design reinforces glued shell overlap. Design consists of two circles around the vent hole and three lines parallel to the seam, the middle line intersecting the center of the circle. Twelve leather tugs. Wood rims painted red with drilled holes through which the rope passes. Arne B. Larson Estate, 1988.


NMM 2821.  Snare drum (shell) sold by John C. Haynes and Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1884-1906. Maple shell, 171mm (6-3/4") x 392mm (15-3/8"). Ex coll.: Craig G. Caba, Enola, Pennsylvania. Board of Trustees, 1981.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 122-123.


NMM 3018. Snare drum by Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1890. Paper label inside shell: Lyon & Healy / MANUFACTURERS / Factories, Union Park / Warerooms, Wabash Ave. and Adams Street / CHICAGO. Regulation Pattern Snare Drum. Maple rim, natural finish, 205mm (8") x 405mm (16"). Twelve leather tugs. Wood rims, each with twelve metal hooks through which the rope passes. Snare adjuster. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 124-125.


NMM 10142. Snare drum by Lyon & Healy, 
Chicago, ca. 1893

NMM 10142. Snare drum by Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1893. Ornately inlaid rosewood shell, 243mm (9-1/2") x 410mm (16-1/4"), utilizing seven different colors of wood. The large decoration features a natural horn, natural trumpet, and open musical score in the middle of a floral design which is inset on a darker section of wood. Ten leather tugs. Maple rims inlaid with a decorative pattern of interlocking lines in three colors of wood. Ten metal hooks through which the rope passes. Military strainer. According to William F. Ludwig, this drum was exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2002.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 127-128.


NMM 10045.  Snare drum by J. B. Treat for Thompson and 
Odell, Boston, 1905

NMM 10045. Snare drum by J. B. Treat for Thompson and Odell, Boston, 1905. Paper label affixed inside shell, visible through vent hole: THE CELEBRATED / "ARTIST DRUM." / MADE BY / J.B. TREAT., followed by a long advertisement by Thompson and Odell, dated November 1905. Wood shell with natural finish, 225mm (8-7/8") x 421mm (16-9/16"). Twelve leather tugs. Wood rims with the outside edge painted black, with twelve metal hooks through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster. Ex coll.: Armand Zildjian. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 140-141.


NMM 3000.  Side drum by Lyon & Healy, 
Chicago, ca. 1906-1930

NMM 3000. Side drum by Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1906-1930. Paper label inside drum: Lyon & Healy / Factories, Healy Station / Warerooms, Wabash Ave. and Adams St. / CHICAGO. The Monarch No. N56. Maple shell, natural finish, decorative eight point star inlaid around the vent hole, 310mm (12") x 451mm (17-3/4"). Twelve leather tugs. Wood rims, each with twelve metal roller hooks through which the rope passes. Long snare strainer. Arne B. Larson Collection 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 159-160.


NMM 10043.  Side drum, Belgium, ca. 1850-1900

NMM 10043. Side drum, Belgium, ca. 1850-1900. Brass shell, 274mm (10-3/4") x 398mm (15-11/16"). Eleven leather tugs. Wood rims painted navy blue, each with eleven holes through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 98-99.


NMM 10145.  Parade drum by Ludwig & Ludwig, 
Chicago, ca. 1917

NMM 10145. Parade drum by Ludwig & Ludwig, Chicago, ca. 1917. Stamped on washers around lug support posts: CHICAGO / LUDWIG & LUDWIG. Mahogany shell, 310mm (12-1/4") x 435mm (17-1/4"), natural finish. Combination rope and rod tension. Six thumb-rod screws below the snare head rim adjust the tension on the rope. Maple rims with roller hooks, six on the snare head rim and twelve on the batter head rim, through which the rope passes. Military strainer. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2002.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 178-179.


NMM 2977. Parade drum by Lyon & Healy, Chicago, ca. 1920. Paper label inside drum: Est. 1864 / Lyon & Healy / Factories: Healy Station / Warerooms: Wabash Ave. at Jackson / CHICAGO / L62305 3-20. Painted in gold letters on shell: Boy Scout. Boy Scout model. Wood shell, maroon finish, 289mm (11-3/8") x 346mm (13-5/8"). Seven leather tugs. Wood rims, each with seven hooks through which the rope passes. Shell shaped snare adjuster. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 181-183.


NMM 3563. Parade drum, U. S. A., ca. 1920. Metal shell painted blue, 235mm (9-1/4") x 329mm (13"). Seven leather tugs. Wood rims with decorative scroll pattern carved around the outside, each with seven drilled holes through which the rope passes. Gift of Sue and Maurice Nielan, Sioux City, Iowa, 1985.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 183-184.


NMM 2979. Parade drum by Carl Fischer, New York, ca. 1920. Square, white badge nailed to batter rim: CARL FISCHER / COOPER SQUARE, NEW YORK. / BOSTON - PHILADELPHIA - CHICAGO. Drum Corps Favorite Model No. 13. Wood shell, natural finish painted with fancy eagle decoration, 310mm (12-1/4") x 415mm (16-5/8"). Ten leather tugs. Maple rims with scroll decoration painted in black, each with ten metal hooks through which the rope passes. Thumb-rod screw snare adjuster that extends above the batter rim. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Lit.:  Jayson Dobney, Innovations in American Snare Drums 1850-1920, M.M. Thesis (Vermillion: University of South Dakota, 2003), pp. 184-185.


NMM 10044.  Side drum by Wilson Brothers, Chicago, ca. 1925

NMM 10044. Side drum by Wilson Brothers Manufacturing Company, Chicago, ca. 1925. Paper label affixed inside shell, visible through vent hole: MANUFACTURED BY / Wilson Bros. Mfg. Company / CHICAGO. Metal shell, 363mm (14-1/4") x 394mm (15-1/2"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted red, with holes through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster. Gift of William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.


NMM 3017. Snare drum by Morton E. Converse, Winchendon, Massachusetts, ca. 1930. Paper label outside shell: Mark of Quality / Converse. Wood shell, natural finish, 158mm (6-1/4") x 325mm (12-3/4"). Eight leather tugs. Wood rims, decorative metal strip around outside center of rims, eight metal hooks through which the rope passes. Brass snare adjuster mounted to snare rim. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 3003. Parade drum by WFL Drum Co., Chicago, ca. 1940. Keystone, brass badge: W.F.L. / DRUM CO. / Wm F Ludwig / President / 1728 N DAMEN AVE / CHICAGO. Wood shell, natural finish with letters U. S. painted on side in blue, 358mm (14-1/8") x 397mm (15-5/8"). Eight leather tugs. Wood rims, each with eight drilled holes through which the rope passes. Metal screw strainer in wood brace. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 236.  Parade drum by Ludwig & Ludwig, Elkhart, 1943

NMM 236. Parade drum by Ludwig & Ludwig, Elkhart, 1943. Oval, white, enamel badge: Ludwig / TRADE MARK / LUDWIG & LUDWIG / CHICAGO, ILLINOIS / MADE IN U. S. A. Wood shell, natural finish with letters US painted on side in green and gold, 355mm (14") x 381mm (15"). Stamped inside shell: 4307. Eight leather tugs. Wood rims, each with eight drilled holes through which the rope passes. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 235. Parade drum by Ludwig & Ludwig, Elkhart, mid-1940's. Oval, Ludwigold badge: GENUINE / Ludwigold / LUDWIG & LUDWIG / CHICAGO, U.S.A. Wood shell, natural finish with US painted on side in green and gold, 363mm (14-1/4") x 397mm (15-5/8"). Eight leather tugs. Wood rims, each with eight drilled holes through which the rope passes. P-34 model strainer. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


NMM 10046. Side drum by Henry Potter and Company, London, ca. 1952-1960. Self-adhesive plastic label running vertically along drum painting: HENRY Potter & CO. (DRUMS) LTD., 36/38 West St., Charing X Rd., LONDON. Brass Shell, highly decorative shell painting, bearing the coat of arms of the Brigade of Guards, 365mm (14-3/8") x 367mm (14-7/16"). Ten leather tugs. Wood rims painted with red, white, and blue rings, each with ten holes through which the rope passes. Three metal clips on batter rim protrude three-quarters of an inch above the rim, also painted red, white, and blue. Brass snare adjuster. William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2001.

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