Friday, January 30, 2009

A.D. Stevens Drum and Sticks


Offered for sale by Shakybone Collectibles and desribed as follows:

MANUFACTURED BY THE PITTSFIELD DRUM FACTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS AND HAVING A BUBBLED BUT INTACT AND CLEAR PAPER LABEL ON THE INSIDE WHICH SHOWS AN AMERICAN EAGLE AND HAS A HANDWRITTEN INKED DATE OF "SEPT 1864" ALONG THE BOTTOM BORDER. THE DRUM IS MISSING ONE DRUMHEAD AND SHOWS A GENERALLY WOODEN BODY WITH RED PAINTED END HOOPS. THE TENSION ROPE IS MOSTLY INTACT SAVE FOR TWO BREAKS AND FIVE OF THE ORIGINAL LEATHER SLIDERS ARE INCLUDED, AS WELL AS A SINGLE NON MATCHING REPLACEMENT. INCLUDED WITH THE DRUM ARE A PAIR OF PERIOD ALL WOOD DRUM STICKS WHICH HAVE A LIGHTLY WORN OIL FINISH, MOSTLY ON THE ENDS. THESE WERE VERY POSSIBLY USED WITH THIS DRUM, AS THEY CAME TOGETHER. THIS IS A GOOD DRUM THAT COULD EASILY BE RESTORED, AND IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A AUTHENTIC CIVIL WAR ERA INSTRUMENT. THIS ONE BEARS A CIVIL WAR DATE AND LABEL NOT SEEN ON MOST DRUMS ON THE MARKET.

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