Monday, September 28, 2009

ANTIQUE c1890 S.R. LELAND & SON WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS ROPE SNARE DRUM


ANTIQUE c1890 S.R. LELAND & SON WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS ROPE SNARE DRUM

eBayer pmfeld ( 3133) describes this drum, eBay item no. 190336367225, as follows:

THIS IS REALLY A GREAT DRUM. MADE BY THE WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS MAKER AROUND 1890 OR SO. THE COMPANY WAS ONLY IN BUSINESS FROM THE 1880'S TIL THE EARLY 1920'S. THIS IS AN EARLIER PIECE OF THEIRS AS THE SEEM OF THE HOOP STILL HAS THE COPPER BRADS TO KEEP IT TOGETHER. THE HOOP ITSELF MEASURES 8 1/2 INCHES TALL AND 16 INCHES IN DIAMETER. OVERALL THE HOOP IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH WONDERFUL PATINA. MINOR LOSS TO THE FINISH BUT NOTHING TOO BAD. IT HAS BOOTH OUTER AND INNER HOOPS WITH THE METAL HOOKS FOR HOLDING THE ROPE. THE ROPE IS COMPLETE WITH THE TIGHTENERS BETWEEN EACH BEING MADE OF STEEL WITH LEATHER EARS. SOME OF THE LEATHERS ARE EMBOSSED, SOME ARE GONE BUT ALL STILL WORKS WELL. THE BOTTOM OUTSIDE HOOP HAS SPLIT AT THE TOP 1/4 WHERE THE STRAINER COMES THROUGH. NOT A DIFFICULT FIX. THE STAINER IS ORIGINAL AND NEEDS A LITTLE WORK. THE BOTTOM SKIN SEEMS TO BE ORIGINAL THOUGH IT IS TORN AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THERE IS NO TOP SKIN. A QUICK CLEAN UP AND SOME NEW SKINS AND YOU WOULD HAVE A WONDERFUL RARE 19TH CENTURY MASSACHUSETTS ROPE SNARE.

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