Field Drums (a/k/a Field of Drums)
“Build it and they will drum.” Dedicated to research, study and comparisons of field drums. Our purpose is to collect information about historical U.S. drums (manufacture, preservation, conservancy, repair, market) for use by scholars, collectors and others. Photographs of drums, and anything related, together with informative narratives, are welcome. Interested readers will find archived postings a good resource. Reach us at BlogMaster@FieldDrums.com.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Cooperman Drum, Painted, with Sticks and Sling
Many say that the Cooperman Drum Company's products are excellent. This 2005 drum with sticks and sling originally sold for $1,208 (including packaging, shipping and handling). It sold recently on eBay used for $925, the reserve price. Chances are good that had the reserve been set higher, one or both of the two "must have this" buyers would have gone there.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
CW era non-Contract Eagle Drum
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A reader (Victor Baruzzini of St. Louis) wrote that he inherited this drum and that the tag (written in the 1950's) identifies the drum as an antique Belgian snare drum from the 1800's.
Readers with information or opinions are welcome to comment below or email us at Blogmaster@FieldDrums.com.
See also CW(?) Brass Drumstick Holder and Capped Sticks, this blog, April 15, 2010.
See a short discussion of the Triumph marching snare drum which bears some similar design features but which is, of course, more modern (ca. 1945).