Friday, December 18, 2009

Lyon & Healey “Monarch” snare drum



eBay seller andrewhorning ( 0 ) [N.B. No experience points -- watch out, be careful.] is offering item no. 260522335466, described as follows:

Undated Lyon & Healey “Monarch” snare drum. Skins in mostly good condition, and are original. The snare side has been patched, and is rough/ a little dried out. Leather tug ring sleeves replaced at some point, and the old cord also looks too good to be original. Rawhide snare cords original; one pair pulled through (original) leather retainer. Everything else is too good to restore, with a great museum patina.

I have a drum very similar to this in my collection, recently sympathetically restored by George Kubicek of Yonkers, New York:

Before:



After:



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This info was added April 19, 2011:

I've had another Monarch drum in my collection and it's virtually identical to the "Bell Drum" featured above. Since I have one already, and I've restored it, I will be offering this drum for sale on eBay soon.







Henry Kleber gave piano lessons to Stephen Foster.  Kleber's company's label is in the drum.  It reads:

from
H. KLEBER & BRO.
DEALER OF
PIANOS & ORGANS
and
GENERAL MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
506 WOOD STREET
PITTSBURGH, P.A.















And this is what it could look like:


A similar drum is featured in this 1910 postcard photo.  (See the drum to the far right.)

2 Comments:

At February 23, 2010 at 6:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a drum identical to this one (no bell). Orig. leather tugs, very good patina, no top skin, I would like information as to value. Thanks

 
At February 23, 2010 at 4:30 PM , Blogger Ellis said...

You might want to watch the eBay auction. That should provide a fairly good idea of value, at least in the eBay market.

 

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