Nice ORIGINAL Civil War Company Rope Snare Drum, w/Haynes Label, Boston. Original, standard size/shape Civil War company snare drum. This is the early type, consisting of a maple body with a long rope diagonally holding the top and bottom on, with leather tighteners. Rims still have most of the original black paint. TYPE USED BY A DRUMMER BOY IN COMBAT TO HELP THE TROOPS IN MARCHES AND IN CONVEYING ORDERS FROM THE COMPANY OFFICER.Quite typical of a Civil War drum, with the rope GOING THROUGH HOLES IN THE RIM rather than using the metal rim clips that were introduced AFTER the the Civil War. This one is nice and has the ORIGINAL ROPE and many of the ORIGINAL leather tighteners. Both are often replacements on other drums, BUT THE ONES ON THIS DRUM ARE 100% ORIGINAL. The leather tighteners generally took a lot of abuse and the "flap ends" have broken off several of them as you typically find on most original drums. A couple of the leathers are missing on this drum, but ABOUT HALF OF THEM ARE PERFECT AND COMPLETE. Drum is very good condition overall, with some honest wear from use. Missing both skin heads, as they also took a lot of abuse. It is very uncommon to find a Civil War drum with both original heads, and they can be easily replaced. Located right across from the pressure hole so it can be read through it.
A little flaking, but mostly there. BAND & ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS, UNEQUALLED DRUMS FOR TONE..... Nice that it is a Haynes drum, and WITH THE ORIGINAL LABEL, as he was one of the pre-eminent makers during the war. Standard size, measuring about 16 1/2" diameter x 10 1/2" high. Nice to find an original Civil War drum in ANY condition these days.This is a good original drum as is or a good solid original example for restoration. A DRUM IS ONE OF THE NEATEST PIECES FOR ANY COLLECTION AS IT REALLY CAPTURES THE FEEL OF THE ARMIES, SOLDIERS, & SOUNDS OF THE CIVIL WAR. Here is a great chance to get one!!
Civil War Company Rope Snare Drum, withHAYNES Label, Boston, Musician" is in sale since Monday, July 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.