Sunday, April 18, 2010

Late 1800's Miltary Snare Drum

eBay item no. 190379602417 offered by atomic-store ( 508) for $299.00 and described as:

This is a Late 1800's Miltary Snare Drum. We've had a few people look at this and this is what we have been told:

"Hi Mark, I would estimate that your drum was made just after the civil war era. These brass drums with painted rims and solid tension mechanisms are quite commonly found to be of the late 1870 - 1890 period." -Civil War Preservationist

Another gentleman who is a specialist on vintage drums thought that it was post-civil war due to the fact that there is brass hardware on the drum. He also noted that the snare used fibrous string instead of metal and the heads are calf hide. Please note, some of snares are broken, however they do look original. Also, one of the lugs is missing. All in all, a great collectors item!


At February 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have one that is almost identical. I would like to get an estimated value.
My drum also has a tuning key.


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