The following Drum Collection is available at The Company of Fifers and Drummers Museum. 

 

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1 This is a 16"x 16'" Slingerland rope tension marching snare drum. This drum is has a black and silver Niles Ill. Badge that was used from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s. The serial number would placw this drumaround 1976-1977. The Blackchrome finish first appeared in the 1977 Slingerland catalogue. This is a three ply shell with maple inner and outer plies and a poplar center ply. The throwoff and but end as well as the batter head have been replaced with Ludwig parts. The drum has a black shell with white hoops, rope and ears. The drum has 10 ears. Slingerland Snare Morris County Militia
2 This a 32"x14" Slingerland rope tension marching bass. The badge has been removed but the drum matches the Slingerland 16"x16" snare drum, dating this drum to 1976-1977. Like the snare drum, it has a three ply shell with inner and out plies of maple and an inner ply of poplar. The drum has a black wrap finish with white hoops, rope and ears. The drum has 20 ears. Slingerland Bass Morris County Militia
3  This is a 25"x14" bass drum with a single ply maple shell. The drum belonged the New York Regimentals and was donated by Bill Pace. The tag on the drum is dated 8-12-92. I am assuming that this is the date the drum was donated. There is no vent hole and a tear in the top of one head that is 5" long and there is no label visible on the inside of this drum. The ears are a tan leather with three chrome rivets in each. I am unable to determine the age on this drum until I can open it up and look for a label or signatures. Unknown Bass New York Regimentals
4 This is a 32"x12" bass drum with a single ply mahogany shell. The calfskin heads read Cupheag Pioneers, Stratford CT, and have and indian wearing a headdress. There is no visible artisit signature and the painting is only on one head. There is a sigle point of carry eyebolt on one side of the drum hooks that are screwed into the rims. The rims a shade of red that is very close to the vermillion color used by the Brown drum making family iin the early 1800s. The head with the artwork has one small tear and a larger tear measuring about 5" in length. The opposite head has a large hole in the center of the head. Construction looks to be very late 1800s to early 1900s. There is no badge or makers label but there is a hole in one side that looks like it was either for mounting to a pole or for an electrical cord. The electrical cord would have been used for a lightbulb to keep the head taught. Unknown Bass Stratford Pioneers
5 There is no label on the inside of this drum and the only marking on the inside is the number "3" hand written in pencil on one of the shell segments. The shell is two plies with and outer ply of painted mahogany running horizontally and segments of maple running verticaly. The drum measures 27.5" x 11" and has two maple bass drum hoops that show repair. The 27.5 inch diamter would indicate that it is an American made drum from the 1920s-1930's. The rope has been replaced but all 24 rope hooks appear to be original. Unknown Bass Stratford Pioneers
6   Dated 1929 by Charles Mead. (carry date) Made by The Dixie Music House, 105 W. Madison St. Chicago. The drum measures 16"x10" and has a two ply maple shell. The vent hole looks to be ebony. There are 10 small square style ears and all 20 hooks as well as the snare adjuster look to be original. Dixie Music House Chicago Snare  
7   15"x9" drum with maple shell and hoops. Walberg and Auge tag on inside of drum but tag from hoops is missing, The drum has 10 ears with hook over hoop design. There is a hand written date of 1938 inside the drum. Walberg & Auge Snare  
8   This a 10"x10" drum with red 1.25" hoops with 8 holes and ears. The maple shell features a patriotic eagle decal with three stars over the eagle and the eagle clutching an olive branch and three arrows. Newbridge Drum Co L'Heureux Snare  
This is a 14"x13.5" single ply maple shell, oak-hooped snare drum that is not dated and has no makers label. This drum was restored by Howard F. Reiff of Huntington NY in 1997 for the company. His label notes that he believes the drum is French and not American because of the 9 hole design and "European Oak" and he believes the drum to be made in the mid 19th to early 20th century. I am inclined to dissagree due to the light weight of the drum and grain that doesn't match European, red or white oak. The iron nails would also indicate mid 19th century or earlier. I believe this to be an American made drum. Unknown Snare  
10 Star Design drum. This drum measures 14.75"x13.5" and has a star pattern on the drum. The center star design has 12 points and is surrounded by 12 smaller 5 point stars. The two rows of stars are separated by a row of gold dots and are also encircled by and outer row of gold dots. There is another 5 point star to the left of this design that has a venthole in the center. This star is surrounded by 12 tacks in a circular pattern and paralleled by two rows of 14 tacks. The drum has 9 ears and calfskin heads but has been restored to "modern" playable condition. "This drum was made by John Webster of Spencer Town New York State, August 24th, A.D. 1793. The 17th year of America's Independence. Carried in the war of 1812 by John Webster and in the war of 1861 by his son Thomas Webster." The drum was handed down by the tower family and eventually given to Earl Sturtz by Roy Tower in about 1955. This is a Civil War Drum. Webster, John Snare  
11   Clayton Holmes drum made May 4th 1952 and measures 17.5" x 16", the drum looks to made of maple and has a tack pattern that mimics a Brown tack pattern. The drum had 1o carry hooks and oversized Civil War style leather ears and a metal ring for a carry point. The hoops are red and are single ply and the shell is stain and appears to be quarter sawn. The vent hole is white painted wood that mimics an ivory vent hole. Holmes Drum Snare  
13   This drum measures 18.25"x18". The shell and hoops are maple with most of the original vermilion color showing on the hoops. The shell has the standard Brown tack pattern. There are 10 small rectangular ears on linen rope. There is a brass carry hook on the hoop and the snare adjuster is hoop mounted. Calf heads top and bottom. Brown, Eli Snare  
14   This drum measures 16.5" x 14.4" and has a maple shell and hoops. The tack patter on the drum 18 tacks (one missing) in a circle surrounding the vent hole with 8 tack diamonds above and below connected by one tack each. The tack pattern on the left has 16 tacks with the lowest tack in the design missing. There are also three sets of two tacks on either side of the circle and diamond design. Writing on top and bottom heads. top head signed by several people, bottom head is history of the drum including Civil War use. Brown, B.E. & M. Snare Chester
15    This is a 17'x17" drum with maple shell and hoops. The hoop has been refinished and a coat of urethane has been applied over the tacks as well. The front face has the standard Brown family tack pattern with 4 horizontal and 4 verticle diampnd tacks surrounding a tack circle around the vent hole and verticle tack lines on either side of the design. The tack line on the left is on the seem of the drum. There are 10 light brown ears held together with brass rivets. Brown, William Snare Unknown
16    18.5"x18.5" drum. The maple hoops have been repainted and do not quite match the original color. The maple shell is in good condition and has the standard Brown family tack pattern. There is a replacement Civil War style snare adjuster. Brown, Eli Snare  
17     Ventres, Elmer E. "Grump" Snare  
18   This drum is listed as a Meachum drum. The drum is 16" x 13" with natural maple shell and painted hoops. (The hoops look like they were, at one time, similar in color to the Brown drums.) There is a tack pattern on the drum with 6 tacks surroundint the vent hole in a circle and a larger circle with 16 tacks surrounding that. There are 8 tack diamonds above and below the circles that are connected by one tack and the bottom diamond is missing thee bottome most tack. There are two more rows of 15 tacks flanking the designs but the right verticle line is missing 5 tacks. The front facing also has a green, red and gold floral pattern painted within the tacked area. The snare strainer is hoop mounteed and the rope is linen. There are 10 brown leather ears that are stamped "Soistman" and calfskin heads top and bottom. Meachum & Co. Snare  
19   The drum measures 16" x 14.5" and has a maple shell and red painted hoops with 8 nails holding them together. The shell is buckled in a few spots. The front face of the drum has and ivory grommet hole encircled by 17 brass tacks. There are two smaller circles above and below that each have 9 tacks and two verticle rows of 18 tacks flanking either side of the design. The tacks are hiding the nails holding the drum together. There are 10 ears that are brown and rectangular but have notches cut into the ends of each. Glover, L.E. Snare Unknown
20   This is a 16" x 12" Birdseye maple shell with maple hoops in a natural finish. There is a row of 30 nails running along the seam of the drum and there is no vent hole gromet. The heads are both calfskin with natural gut snare. There are 10 hooks on each head and rectagular leather ears. The snae adjuster is a hoop maouneted adjuster and there is a repair to the hoop with a brass bracket to the left of the adjuster. Hall, William & Sons Snare Chester
21     Wahlberg & Auge Snare  
22   14.5" x 9" Brass shell snare drum with blue hoops. New heads put on by CT Pro Percussion in 2014. There are 11 brown Swiss style leather ears and a European style snare adjuster. The only marking on the drum is on the snare adjuster and reads: 130 (across) and 61 (down) Robert, Paris Snare Unknown
23   Brass Goute Drum Snare  
24   Brass Pakistan (likely) Snare  
25   Compass Rose Carl Fischer, NYC Snare  
26   The drum measures 17" x 13.5" and has red painted hoops, maple shell and 10 brown leather ears. The front facing has a dark green circle surrounded by a wreath and has red banners top and bottom. It reads "B.S.A. Troop 16 New Rochelle N.Y." There is also a vertical row of 16 tacks running along the seam line. Troop 16, BSA, New Rochelle, NY. Played by Dave Boddie until 1953. from Jo Boddie. Moeller, Sanford Snare  
27   The drum measures 17.5" x 16" Brown, Eli & Son Snare  
28     Sons & Daughters Bass  
29     Onondaga Bass  
30   This is a 26" x 12" bass drum with 14 ears. The bass drum hoops maple painted blue and the shell Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Bass Connecticut Yanks
31     Boston Bass Drum Club Bass  
32   This drum measures 15.5" x 10" and has natural maple hoops and a birdseye maple shell. There are 10 ears on the drum that are held on with brass hooks. The ears are a Swiss style. There is a long rod running frim the top to bottom of the drum with soft snare cords, Currently there are goat skin heads on both sides of the drum. Unknown Snare  
33     A.F. Matthews, England Snare  
34   The notes indicate a stave shell construction but staves are only on the inner of the two plies of the drum. Outer ply is natural maple and the red hoops look to be oak and held together with small nails. There are eight leather ears on the drum that each have two small stars on them. Top and bottom heads are calfskin and the snare adjuster has been painted gold. Unknown Snare  
35   The drum has stenciled hoops with a scrolling floral pattern, The drum measure 14.5" x 8.5" and has a mahogany shell with a small eagle painted on it over a shield of 13 stars and red and whie stripes. There are eight "Swiss" style ears on the drum held on by hooks and the drum currently has goat skin heads. Eisle, Henry Snare  
36   This drum is 18"x17.5". The hoops are maple and the shell is tiger maple. The hoops have been repainted red and the shell has been refinished. There is a hoop mounted snare adjuster. The vent hole grommet looks to be ebony. There is the standard Brown tack pattern on the front. There are 10 oval ears that were put on by Robert Atwell. There is newer rope on the drum and calfskin top and bottom. Brown, Eli Snare  
37   This drum measure 17" x 12" and has a two ply mahogany shell. There are a lot of cracks in the drum from age and use and the natural maple hoops with attached hooks do not look to be original. There are 12 ears on the drum, some are Civial War style and the other are late 19th or early 20th century style ears with steel tops. The shell has darkened to almost a black finish. Comstock, R.H. Snare  
38   This drum measures 16" x 10" with an oak (?) shell and maple counter hoops. There are 10 small square ears. There is a Civ War style snare adjuster on the drum. There is a tare in the top head and both heads are calfskin.  Mead, Charles M. Snare  
39   12" x 4" white Leedy single ply snare with single flanged gold plate over brass hoops. "Leedy"stamped into hoop Leedy Snare Sousa Band
40   White Leedy 26" x 8" bass drum with 10 gold plated tension rods. This drum is a single ply maple shell painted white to match the snare drum. Bass drum spurs attached to hoop and there is a spring cymbal holder. Leedy Bass Sousa Band
41   This is a 16.5" x 14" drum with a tiger maple shell and painted maple hoops. The hoops have been replaced and are not original to the drum. There is a tack pattern with 7 tacks running along the seam in addition to nails. There are 3 tacked circles surrounding the vent hole (ivory grommet) and another row of 7 tacks on the opposing side. The hoops are maroon. The top head is goat skin and the bottom head is calf and has a hand stitched repair. There are 9 holes and ears. Riley, S. Snare  
42   This is a 17" x 17" drum with an ash shell and red painted maple hoops. There is no label and the vent hole has no grommet. The painting on the front of the drum has a Maltese cross with an eagle and shield in the center, it is flanked on either side by 3 American flags and 13 stars above. The banner below reads "Post 596 Field Music Mount Vernon, NY". Moeller/ Classey Snare Post 596 VFW Field Music, South Vernon, NY
43     One-headed Bass  
44     20th Century Drums Snare  
45     Voorhees, Walter Snare  
46   This is an 18"x 18" drum with newer red maple hoops from Cooperman. The shell is birdseye maple and there is a tack pattern that was added to the drum in by Frank Watrous. The tack design has two rows of 19 tacks with a row of three verticle tacks in each inside corner. There is a 20 tack circle surrounding the vent hole (ebony or rosewood gromet) and surrounded by 4 12 tack diamonds. There are three tacks connecting the top and bottom diamonds. Hemp rope with 12 ears through hoops. Lyon & Healy Snare Chester
47     Black Rims Snare  
48   This drum is a 14" x 8" drum with black walnut hoops and shell. There are 10 Cooperman Civial War style ears on hooks with a reproduction Civil War style strainer. Haynes, John C. Snare Madison Drum Band
49     Tompkins, W.S. & Sons Snare  
50   This drum is 15.5" x 20" with maroon painted maple hoops and black painted shell. It is a two ply maple shell that appears to be made from two smaller shells fused together. The drum has 7 new looking ears on it held on by hooks and has a brass snare strainer. The heads are calfskin. The facing on the drum reads "Sons of Libery" in gold lettering with a red outline. Unknown Snare Sons of Liberty
51   This is a mid 1920's Leedy snare drum that is 14"x5". The drum has 8 rod tension lugs on each of the top and bottom heads. The hardware is gold or brass plating over copper. The drum has calfskin heads on the top and bottomof the drum but the bottom head is torn so you can see inside the shell. There is a crack inthe bearing edge on the bottom of the drum that is not substantial but does go all the way through the metal. Leedy Snare Sousa Band
52   This is a 16" x 14" Ludwig snare drum with maple hoops and painted red and a single ply maple shell in a natural finish. The drum has ten ears attached by hooks and wheels and the ears are rivited together. The snare adjester is missing the adjustment rod. Ludwig Snare Chester
53   This is 17" x 20" snare drum with a single ply maple shell and hoops. The hoops are painted a deep red have 12 holes in each. The ears are a thin brown leather with three rivets in each and cotton rope. There is a diamond tack pattern around the vent hole with 8 tacks. The shell is painted with a rattlesnake flanked by the 76' flag and the Vermont flag. with "Sons of Liberty" and "Don't tread on me" on it. The snare adjuster is a Ludwig Classic style adjuster and 10 gut snares. The heads are calfskin on top and bottom. J. Tuomey Sons of Liberty Snare Sons of Liberty
54   This is a 17" x 20" snare with single ply maple shoops and shell. The hoops have been painted red and the shell stained natural. There are 10 holes in the hoops with brown ears and cotton rope. The snare adjuster is a hand made brasss assembly and there is a large "L" bracket in the shell for a cary point. The heads are plastic on top and bottom. Newbridge c/o L'Heureux Snare ?
55   This is a 16" x 16" mahogany shell snare drum with red maple hoops. The drum has hemp rope and 10 ears on roller style hooks. There are calfskin heads on top and bottom with gut snare and a broken snare adjuster. Ludwig & Ludwig Snare Earl Sturtz
56   16" x 20" shell made of Red Oak with hoops made from birdseye maple. There is a horizontal crack in the top hoop near the carry hook that is aprox. 15" in length but does not appear to go all the way through the wood. The carry hook and mount, as well as the bass of the snare adjuster are brass on wood and shaped like a whales tale. The vent hole has a a heart shaped brass gromet. This is a ten hole drum with what appears to be stain poly ropes and ten light brown leather earfs with a pheonix tooled into them. Also, the drum has 14 gut cords on the bottom head. Hollwedel, Henry Jr.l Snare  
57   This is a Chris Soistman snare drum measuring 17" x 22". The drum has a maple shell and hoops with ten holes and dark leather ears. The current ears on the drum appear to be replacement ears by Cooperman. The drum is missing the snare adjuster and gut snare cord. There is a calfskin batter head and mylar bottom head. It is a "Grand Republic" drum that is painted. The painting is an eagle in front of a field of stars and a stars and stripes shield in front of it. The eagle is clutchig arrows and a branch and has a banner in its mouth that reads " OLDE GUARDS REGT" with a sun bust overhead. There is a white scroll pattern on the red hoops Soistman, Chris Snare Irv Block
58   This is a 14.5" x 3" snare drum with a birdseye maple shell and maple hoops. The drum has 10 single tension rods and claws that run from hoop to hoop and a Civil War "style" snare adjuster that looks very similar to the ones used by J.W. Pepper and Excelior drum works, The hoops are stained red on the outside with twoo gold stripes and are natural maple on the inside. The venthole appears to be ebony. The heads are both calfskin and snares are a hard cloth type. Unknown Snare U.S. Army 8th corps of Engineers
59   This is a 16" x 16" drum with natural maple shell and hoops. The drum has an ivory vent hole grommet surrounded by a star tack design with 17 tacks in it. There are 8 tack diamonds on the top and bottom of the star with half diamonds to either side connecting them to the flanking rows of tacks, each containing 13 tacks. The rope is hemp and there are 10 rectangular, rivited leather ears held on by hooks. The top and bottom heads are calf with gut snare. There is a badge on the hoops the reads "Odell M. Chapman, the builder of quality drums, Willimantic, Conn, U.S.A." Drum #625 Chapman, Odell Snare Chapman's Continentals
60     Poughkeepsie 1888 Bass  
61     VFW 654 Bass  
62     Delmar Bass  
63     Minutemen Bass  
64     Sons of Liberty Bass  
65   26" x 12" Oliver Ditson drum with mahogany shell. The drum has 13 hooks and ears. The ears are an oversized Cival War style ear. Ditson, Oliver Bass Junior Colonials
66    24" x 14" maple shell with 14 ears on maple hoops painted black. The drum has Remo coated Emperor heads   Bass The New York Ancients
67     Neptune VFA Bass  
68     Marlborough Vols. Bass  
69     Continental Drum Co.    
70   (cut down) Original note on this drum says "cut down" The label (picture on the inside of the drum) is a picture of a Ludwig & Ludwig bass drum with a mountian scene painted on the drum head which was taken from the 1927 Ludwig & Ludwig drum catalogue. The shell does not appear to be a Ludwig and there is no indication on the inside of the drum that it has been cut down. The tack design on the front has a circle around the vent hole and "C W" on the side. The writing on the picture inside the drum reads " Carl Watrous of Chester Drum Corps, Organized 1886". There appears to be a date of 1902 written on the bottom hoop but no drum maker is listed. The drum has 10 tan/brown square stule ears with stars tooled into them, carry hooks and linen rope. There are 8 brass tacks running along the seem of the drum and the hooks and snare adjuster have been painted silver.   Snare  
71   This drum measures 17"x17" with dark red hoops. There are 12 dark brown leather ears and one reads "Run through pulley" and the hooks are roller type. The snare adjuster looks to have been replaced and appears to be a Ludwig strainer from the late 20s - early 30s. There is a coated white REMO Emporer batter on the top and clear plastic snare head on the bottom. The shell apears to be mahogany. There are two verticle rows of 14 tacks on the front of the drum surrounding a circle with 8 tacks and 7 tack points on top and bottom. The vent grommet is brass. Unknown Snare Wethersfield Drum Corps 1887, Bulkley Battallion 1890, City Drum Corps 1891, Jewel Drum Corps, Veteran Drum Corps 1916
72     Stevens Drum Snare  
73   This drum measures 17.5"x11" with maple hoops and shell. There are 10 Civil War style leather ears on linen rope. The hoops are the Brown vermilion color. The tack pattern is mostly missing because the drum has been cut down from its original depth. There are calf heads top and bottom. Brown, Eli Snare Unknown
74   This is a 16" x 16" drum with natural maple shell and hoops. The drum has an ivory vent hole grommet surrounded by a star tack design with 17 tacks in it. There are 8 tack diamonds on the top and bottom of the star with half diamonds to either side connecting them to the flanking rows of tacks, each containing 13 tacks. The rope is hemp and there are 10 rectangular, rivited leather ears held on by hooks. The top and bottom heads are calf with gut snare. Drum # 549 Chapman, Odell Snare  
75   This bass drum is 24" in diameter and 23.75" in depth with a traditional Brown tack design on the front. The drums still measures true from side to side and appears to be perfectly in round.The pattern consists of four verticle and four horizontal diamond patterns with the verticle diamond patterns surrounding a center circle. The verticle diamonds at the top and bottom of the circle are connected by three tacks and the 8 tacks in each of these diamonds are 7/8" apart. The remaining diamond tacks are 3/4" apart. The pattern has 24 tacks and apposing tacks are each exactly 5" apart from each other. There are also two rows of 21 tack, one at the seam on the left and one on the right. Each tack is spaced 1" and are in very even and straight lines. There is a brass carry handle on the drum that has a lion's head on it, the handle is oval in shape and 3.5 long x 2" wide. The maple shell as been stained on the outside and is a deep antiqued maogany color. There are 12 repairs done on the inside of the shell and there are 43 screws holding these repairs together, The hoops have 12 holes and are te rich vermillion color that the Browns are know for. One hoop has extensive damage and a hook has been used on a section of the hoop where the hole is now missing. The damaged section of hoop is approximitely 5" long. There is a Benjamin Brown Junior label directly across from the venthole and the label is 4" wide 3.5" tall. Additionally, there is a second label from Odell M. Chapman that measures 3.5" wide and 6" tall and a letter that is typed on an 8"x10" piece of paper. Brown, Benjamin Jr. Bass  
76   Rod Drum Measuring 16.5" x 10". The drum has 16 single tension rods and is American made. The snare adjuster looks very similar to a Leedy design. The shell is birdseye maple and the hoops are maple with black and red stripes. There are calfskin heads on both sides of the drum that are in good condition. Unknown Snare X-5th Regiment FDBC, Patterson N.J.
77   This is a 17" x 17" drum with maple shell and hoops with ten ears on hooks and Civil War style snare strainer. The hoops are red and the ears are black. There is a tack pattern with two vertical rows of 14 tacks that are spaced 1" apart and run on each side of a large diamond tack pattern with a circular tack patteern at its center surrounding the vent hole. Clark, Ernest Snare Home Guard
78   Vent Inlay   Snare  
79   This is a 23" x 23" barrel bass drum with 12 holes in the red hoops. The drum is held together with hooks though and the rope is not running through the holes. There is tack pattern with 27 tacks running along the seam of the drum, 8 tacks around the vent hole and a larger circle with 32 tacks surrounding that. the vent hole is ivory. There are two diamond tack patterns above and below the circles, each diamond has 12 tacks with one in the center adn one tack between the diamond and the circle and two tacks between the diamond and the edge of the shell. On the other side of the circle opposite the 27 tacks there are 3 sets of 5 tacks. The shell appears to be quarter sawn oak. The front facing heads reads Chester Drum Corps, Chester Conn. 1886 Meachum & Co. Bass Chester
80     Milford V Bass  
81   This is a Cooperman Liberty Model Snare Drum made in September 1982, for Duke Terreri. The drum has maple hoops and a laminated ash shell and measures 17" x 18" The hoops are painted red and have 10 holes in each. The ears are original Cooperman ears that appear to be original to the drum. The rope used on the drum appears to be the same type of nylon line that would be used on boats, the original rope for the drum was linen. There is a brass carry poind and brass vent hole.  Cooperman Snare Duke Terreri
82   Atwell drum measuring 16" x 20" with green maple hoops and maple shell. The hoops have 10 holes and there are 10 classic Atwell ears with stars on brown leather. The snare adjuster is missing the adjuter knob Atwell, Robert Snare Milford Volunteers
83     Ernst drum Snare  
84   This drum is just a hoop and shell. The shell is 17.5" x 14" and made of two ply maple with the outer ply being birdseye. The hoops are maple and painted black with the receiver for a snare adjuster still attached. The label inside the shell reads " (?) Drummers' Supplies, (?) Sale by J. L. Shepheard, 16 pine st. New Britain CT" There is also a handwritten inscription that is very hard to see but reads "(?) American Fife and Drum Corps, New Britain, 4" There are some creases and damage visible to both the interior and exterior of the shell. The American Fife and Drum Corps was founded in 1906 Shepheard, J.L. Snare American Fife and Drum Corps
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86   16" x 16" Maple shell with maple hoops. There are ten brown ears fastened with copper rivets and a poly rope that has been stained. The carry hook and bottom half of the snare adjusste are brass on a wood mount and both are in the shape of a whales tail. The hoops and shell are brown. The front emblazenment is a yellow body with red flamed outline and reads: "warehouse point, Org. 1880" and has a red and white drum with sticks and a ricord hat on it. Ther are plastic heads on both side of the drum and 8 thick gut snare cords. Hollwedel, Henry Jr. Snare Warehouse Point
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88   This drum is 17.5"x16" with a mahogany shell and maple hoops painted red. The drum has 10 brown leather ears and calfskin heads on top and bottom. The wide leather butt end plate has 9 holes in it and the snare adjuster is shell mounted and appears to home made, Unknown Snare  
89     Comstock Drum Snare  
90   Brass Drum   Snare  
91     Benson Snare  
92   Rod Drum. Played in 20th Fleet by Art Gomperts, from his son   Snare  
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94   Red hoops, eagle, Horstmann Horstman Snare  
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98     Marshall Cole, Branford Minutemen    
99   25.5" x 12" Mahogany shell with goat skin heads. 10 holes and 10 atwell ears. The shell appears to be an old converted Ludwig drum.   Bass Neptune V.F.A Fife & Drum
100   This is a 17" x 18" maple shell in a natural finish with maple hoops painted red. The shell is two ply and has an inner ply of birdseye maple. There are 12 roller style hooks over each hoop and leather ears that are rectangular with rounded ends and tied with leather lacing. The ears are very dry. The badge on the front of the drum is a scalloped brass badge that reads "Joseph Rogers Jr. & Son" "Soo Brand" (Soo brand was their student model drum at the time. The rope is an old cotton rope. The snare adjuster is is a long rod style and there are 12 gut strands running through it. The heads are calfskin on top and bottom. This drum is one of only two Rogers rope tension snare drums that are currently known.   Rogers, Joseph Jr. & Son Snare  
101   25.75" x 12" bass drum with two ply maple shell.   Bass Cabrini High School
102       Bass  Yalesville
103   Big Drum, head inside   Bass  
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106   This is a 15"x10" snare with scrolling stencilled hoops and an 8 point star inlay around the vent hole. There are 10 "brake" style ears with 4 point stars tooled into the ears. The tension is hook over hoop style. There is a long tension rod that runs from the top hoop to th bottom. The shell is birdseye maple and the hoops are natural maple. The snare wires are wire wrapped silk. H.J. Martel Snare  
106   This is drum measures 18"x22" with a dark stained maple shell. The hoops are painted red and have 12 holes. The ears are replacement ears by Atwell. The rope is cotton. There is a small repair in the shell where the snare adjuster attaches. Martin, Frank J. Snare Fairfield Fire Dept.
107     Swiss drum Bass  
108   This is a 17.5" x 20" snare drum with a mahogany shell. The hoops are painted red and have ten holes in them, The ears are a dark brown rectangular style that have the corners clipped and are held together with copper rivets. The snare adjusted is attached to the shell and looks home made. Top and bottom heads are calfskin adn there is gut snare cord on the drum. Thr rope is cotton. Unknown Snare Yalesville / Calamari / Quigley
109   This is a 16" x 21" snare drum with maple hoops and birch (?) shell. The hoops are painted black with ten holes and medium brown colored hoops that appear to be Cooperman replacements. The front of the drum is painted and says "Westbrook Connecticut" across the top. The rst of the painting is a gold eagle on a blue shield with a red outline. There is a smaller stars and stripes shield in front of the eagle and the eagle is clutching arrows and a small branch in its claws. There is also a shield that runs across the upper portion of the painting through the eagle's mouth. Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Snare Westbrook
110     Kowalski Bay Bridge Zouaves Snare  
111     plastic heads Snare  
112   This is a two ply maple shell drum measuring 16"x14 and has maple hoops. There are 7 ears on the drum with a rope through hook set up.The hoops are a single ply maple and stencyled with a scrolling pttern. The rope is coton and the ears are replacements rom Cooperman. The vent hole gromet is ebony. Unknown Snare Unknown
113   This is a Cooperman Liberty model snare drum, 17"x20", Made in 1978. The shell is laminated ash with Maple hoops painted red with ten holes and brass feet on the top and bottom hoops. The rope is cotton and the drum has 10 ears, the original rope was linen. There is an eagle clutching a flag over two banners that read "New York Regimentals" and "Ancient Mariners, Conn." There is an Ancient Mariners anchor logo, a swiss shield, and a Union soldier hat with the letters RDC on it.  Cooperman Snare Ancient Mariners
114     National Org Bass  
115       Bass  
116     U. R. Drum Co. B Bass  
117     Tippecanoe Snare  
118     Plymouth, MI Snare  
119     Pratt Read, Behrens/ Comstock Snare  
120     bass drum, Larry L'Herreaux Bass  
121     bass drum, Larry L'Herreaux Bass  
122   tan snare   Snare  
123   eagle drum   Snare  
124   15.5" x 11" Shell wood is unknown, hoops are possibly elm or oak. The drum is painted a maroon color and has painting covering the drum that has faded. There are modern rectangular ears and ropes on the drum and the drum has no snare adjuster. Unknown Snare  
125   17.5" x 17.5" drum with Maple shell and hoops. The hoops are replacement hoops and so the rope is run through hooks instead of holes. There are ten black rectangular ears. The snare adjuster is a Civil War style, hoop mounted adjuster. There is a standard brown family tack pattern on the front. Calf heads top and bottom. Brown, Eli Snare Deep River
126   This drum measures 17.25" x 14.5" and has maple hoops and shell. The shell and hoops are the same color and the finish apears to be original. The drum has been cut down, all of the tacks have been removed from the drum and on the inside of the shell there is writing under the reenforcement rings. There are holes in the hoops but the drum is strung with hooks (?) with ten holes and a few missing ears. Calf heads top and bottom. Brown, William Snare Deep River
127   This drum measures just under 19" in diameter x 15.5" deep and is made from tiger maple and has maple hoops painted vermilion. The drum has a standard Brown family tack pattern with a verticle row of tacks on the left with 19 tacks and a row of 13 tacks on the right. There are 4 verticle and 4 horizontal diamnds in the pattern that surround two circular rows of tacks around an ivory vent hole. The inner and outer circles each have 18 tacks. There is a long (4.5") screw snare adjuster that is not original to the drum and there are 6 gut snare strands across the bottom head. There are 10 holes in the hoops and 10 rectangular ears. Brown, Eli Snare Middlefield Militia
142   Cabrini High School. 25.5"x10" bass drum. American made drum with painted calfskin heads reading "Cabrini H.S." Finish is a mahogany contact paper Unknown Bass  
143   16"x12" Gretsch Rope tension snare drum with 10 "brake" style ears and hooks over hoop. Hoops are 1.25" maple hoops. Gretsch Snare  
144     Tack Snare  
145     Small Red Rod Tension    
146   This is a 16"x 12" Gretsch rod tension drum. The drum shell is a single ply maple shell painted black with a maltese cross on the front bearing the insignia of the V.F.W. of the United States. The cross is red, gold and white and has an eagle and shield in the center on a blue background. The hoops are maple and painted gold. There are 8 nickel over brass tube lugs on the drum. The snare cord is silk would snare. Gretsch Snare V.F.W.
147   IDA Hall of Fame presentation drum presented to Hugh F. Quigley in 1989. The drum is a small 10"x10" black snare drum with natural maple hoops. The batter head is signed by "John Landow", "Bob Redican", "Eric Perrilloux", "Bill Reamer" and "Rita Macey Bunest". Unknown Snare  
148   This is a 15"x12" single tension, rod tension drum circa 1929. The drum has a mahogany shell that has been painted blue (aftermarket) and hoops that have been painted and ivory color. The snare adjuster is missing the adjustment rod. Slingerland Snare Deep River Civic Juniors
150     Soistman, Buck Snare  
151   This drum has a very solid two ply maple shell with maple hoops. There are 8 hooks with rope over the hoops and ears that are Cooperman replacement ears. The shell is 15.75" x 9" and in very good condition. The snare strainer is unique to this manufacture and unlike any other that I have seen. J.H Buckbee was primarily a banjo maker. The vent hole gromet on this drum is missing. Buckbee, J.H Snare  
152   This is a 16" x 9.5" drum with maple shell and hoops. The hoops have 10 holes and are painted black and the shell is a natural maple that has darkened over time. The top head has been replaced and appears to be goat skin. The ears are Cooperman replacement ears on hemp rope. The drum was completely restored by Jack Lawton in 1991. There is a very long and wordy label on the inside of this drum which was transcribed word for word by Jack when he restored the drum. Jack is sending me a copy of the wording on the label for our archives. Haynes, John C. Snare  
153   This is a 16.5"x10.5" presentation drum with maple hoops and shell. The hoops are painted with a gold scrolling pattern on a red background and the shell has a painted and inlayed design on it with scrolling patterns surrounding the center design which an inlaid basket with a pan flute, cane, walking stick and flowers. The heads are new goat skin with newer reproduction Civil War Style Ears and new cotton rope. There are 12 hooks over the hoops. The Civil War style snare adjuster appears to be a Cooperman replacement. Eisle, Henry Snare  
154   This is a 24" x 13.5" bass drum with mahogany shell and maple counter hoops. The hoops have 14 holes and the ears on the drum are a dark stain and look like they may be original to the drum. There is a three point carry on the the drum and was part of a set of 3 snares and one bass drum which also include drum # 170. The address label on the insise of the drum reads "Henry Eisle, Successor to William Semph, Bass and Snare drums, 209 & 211 Grand St New York, Drum Heads, Sticks Cords" Eisle was at the 209 & 211 Grand St. address from 1886 to 1889. Eisle, Henry Bass  
155   This drum Measures 15 5/8" x 6 and has a nickel over brass shell. The hoops are oak with nickel overlays and there are 10 single tension rods around the drum with a leg rest and carry hook attached to two of them. The snare adjuster attaches to the top hoop only and is free on the side of the shell. Both top and bottom heads are calfskin with the bottom head being torn.  Imperial Snare  
156   This is a 1920's era Ludwig & Ludwig snare drum with a mahogany shell measuring 17"x12". There are 10 single tension rods with thumb screws that run through a guidpost in the center of the drum shell and the hoops are 1.25" deep maple. The snare adjuster is directly below the brass Ludwig & Ludwig badge and both the strainer and tension rods are chrome plated. The hoops have a D ring style carry point that was common on these drums at the time. There are 12 strands of gut snare cord on the bottom of the drum and both the top and bottom heads are plastic and not original to the drum.  Ludwig Snare  
157   8-rod, single tension Slingerland Snare  
158   This drum measures 16.5"x9" and has maple hoops and a curly maple shell. The shell has a combination of paint, decal and inlay on it that has scrolling leafs in gold surrounding a a ribbon holding a tamborine, fife, pan flute, music and another wind instrument. The hoops have a zig zag inlay pattern in them that scrolls around both top and bottom hoops. The snare adjuster is a Civil War style that is similar to those found on Excelsior drums. This was most likely a presentation drum. There are 10 rods on the drum that look to be original and a brass carry hook that has been repaired at some point, indicating that this drum was played quite a bit. The vent gromet on this drum is ivory and the heads are both calfskin. The bottom heads is busted and needs to be replaced. Zimmerman, C.F. Snare  
158    Rope, originally holes in counterhoops Massachsettes Drum Co. Snare  
159   Rope, 10 loops Unknown Snare  
161   Rope, 14 loops Beal, Ed S. Snare Chandler's Band
162   This is one of fewer than a two dozen Tompkins drums currently known to exist and the 2nd Tompkins drum in our collection. The drum has a two ply shell of either oak or ash with oak reinforcement rings. The drum is just a shell and hoops and is unfinished, possibly due to imperfections in the wood. There are a couple of buckles in the shell that look quite old and possibly the reason for the drum not being finished. There is no snare strainer attached to the drum and no bearing edges were ever cut on the drum. Additionally, the drum shows no signes that there were ever any heads used on it as there is no scratching at the top and bottom of the shell. Tompkins is known for his beautiful circular inlay work and this drum is a fine example of that. There are 48 small 2 piece "Spear Tips" that surround 6 inlaid diamonds and stars and inside of that are 24 more of the "Pear Tips" that surround a 32 point compass rose. The shell is heavily grained with just a slight bit of crazing from age. The hoops are maple and are red on the inside and top with the outer side have red, natural and black stripes that are indicative of drums being made by Tompkins from 1860-1863. The drum is hand numbered "5" on the inside of the shell. There are three sets of 2 holes on one edge of the drum and through the hoops because someone had once turned it into a table. Tompkins, W.S. & Sons Snare  
163   This drum measures 14" x 10" and has maple hoops stained walnut and a stained maple shell. The hoops have 8 holes in them but the drum has been reroped with 10 hooks and ears. There are several ears missing and the rope is hemp. It appears that at some point the shell has been refinished, there are drip marks in the laquer and over the copper nails at the seam. Haynes, John C. Snare  
164   10-rod Single Tension, Single Claw, inlaid design around vent hole Holton & Co. Snare  
165   Rope, 11 loops, steel shell, J-hook snare mechanism Couesnon Snare  
166   This drum measures 16.5"x11.5" and is made with maple shell and hoops. The shell has an 8 point star inlay on it that measures 2" in width and height and is inside a larger inlay of 8 points that is 7"x3.25" and has an ebony vent hole gromet in the center of it. The hoops have a stenciled scrolling pattern on them done in black. The snare adjuster passes through a post just below the center of the shell and runs up to the top hoop. Given the look of the snare adjuster and 10 hooks oneach hoop, it would appear that they are all replacements. The hooks look like brushed nickel or aluminum. The rope is hemp and both heads are calf skin in good condition. 20th Century Drums Snare  
167   15.25"x13" drum with original hoops. The hoops have 10 holes and and the hemp rope has no ears left on it. Both the top and bottom heads are destroyed and any original snare gut or adjuster are no longer with this drum. The tack pattern is a common pattern on the early B,E&M Brown drums, with an 18 tack circle surrounding the venthole and each of those tacks 2" from center tack to vent hole center. Above and below the circle are tacked diamonds which have 8 tacks each and are connected to the circle by one tack. The diamonds are 1.5" high and 1" wide. To the right and left of the circle are two rows, each with 3 sets of 2 tacks. The tacks are .75" center to center andthe row on the right side starts about .5" higher than the row on the left. On the extreme right there is a row of 16 tacks holding the seem together and even though there are varying tack head sizes, they are all .75" from center to center. There is a leather cord sticking out through the venthole that looks like it once held something but there is no indication as to what that was. The Browns did not paint their drums but a handfull of drums, such as this one, have turned up that were painted after they were made. This drum has a shield with stars and stripes on it that are hard to see through the years of aging on the drum but are there, The shield has a double cutaway top and 9 stripes which were common to see on some drums used durring the war of 1812. This and the size of the drum, cmbined with what is left of the label wouldindicate that the drum was made sometime beween 1809 and 1812. It is possible that this was a militia used drum. Brown, B,E&M Snare  
168   Rope, 12 hooks Savage, Henry Snare  
169   The is a rope tension bass drum of an unknown maker. The drum has maple hoops with paint on them that has worn on some places. The hoops are painted a reddish color with white stripes on them that are about a 5/8" in from each edge. The shell wood is inknown at this time since the shell is painted all the way around. The shell measures 21" x 15.5" and the. The painting on the shell completely encircles the drum and appears to be either yellow or green paint with faded red designes that run from side to side and appear to be braids and scrolling patterns. There are two rows of tacks at the seems which are 4.5" apart, the left row has 23 tacks visible and the right row has 24 and the tacks are all 5/8" apart. The nails in the hoops are all hand made iron nails with varying size heads on them that would indicate the drum was made prior to 1790. The painting all the way around the drum is in line with other Revolutionary war era drums. The ears have been replaced along with the rope and heads but the ears have an European style to them. There are two iron patches on the drum, one which is in between the two rows of tacks and measures 2.25" x 2 1/8" and has 20 nails / rivets in it and the other is just to the right of the tacks and approximitely 3"x2" and there are 4 nails visible that are holding it to the shell. One side of this patch is hidden by the head. There is one brass tack 1.25" below this patch. The rope is hemp and heads appear to be goat skin. On closer inspection of this drum, it may not be a bass drum, there are two holes in one of the hoops the look like they were made to accept snare cord, and ther also appears to be a snare bed cut into one side of the shell as well. Unknown Bass  
170   This is a Henry Eisle snare drum that measures 16.5" x 10" and has a mahogany shell. The counter hoops are maple with painted stripes of thick red, thin black, thin red and thick black. There are 10 hooks on each hoop and ears that are either rivited or tied, with the tied ears marked "J.F. Martin". The label inside the drum reads "Henry Eisle, Successor to William Semph, Bass and Snare drums, 209 & 211 Grand St New York, Drum Heads, Sticks Cords" and would date the drum between 1885 and 1889. Eisle, Henry Snare  
171   This is just a drum shell with no hoops, heads etc. The Shell is a single ply maple that was made by C.C. Clapp of Boston. The shell measures 16.25"x9.25" and has numerous labels and signatures inside. The first label is a handwritten label the reads "Chas. C. Clapp / 69 Court St. / Boston" The Second label is a printed label the reads as follows :"C. C. Clapp & Co. / No. 69 Court Street, Boston/ Importers and Resalers and Dealers in /Musical Instruments, / Umbrellas, Parasols, Parasolettes, Canes / Violin, Violincello, Double Bass and Guitar Strings / A Splendid Asortment of / Violins, Violincellos, Double Basses, Guitars, / Flutes, Fifes, Flageolets, Clarinets, Drums, / Accordians, Flutinas, Tamborines, Banjos, / Sax Horns and Cornets ; With a Full / Assortment of Brass Instruments, /Violin Tunings, Rosin / Clarinet (? els) ETC" There are hand written notes inside the shell that read "W.G. Sanderson" & "W.G. Sanderson / West Charleston / Cut Down by Me July 2 > 1896" and lastly " Refitted 1905 / June 19 = 1905 / W. Charleston" Clapp, C.C. Snare  
172   8-rod, double tension, red sparkle, Bendix Aviation in Letters Leedy Snare  
173   Shell and all hoops Unknown Snare  
174   This drum measures 16" x 8" with a maple shell and hoops. There are 11 hooks on the drum on a sash cord style rope. The ears are brown leather and have a "snowflake" style 8 point design on them. The vent hole gromet appears to be either ebony or walnut. The snare adjuste is hoop mounted and made from brass. The label inside reads "WITH CARE KEEP DRY, From Thompson & Odell Co., Importers and wholesale dealers in Musical Merchandise of Every Description, 523 Washington St. Boston" Thompson & O'Dell Snare  
175   This is a 2 ply maple Shell and all hoops with a hand written label. The handwritten label reads "Werner Soistman / Professional Drum maker / All Kinds Repairs / and Trimmings at Low Prices / Old Reliable Stand / 241 North 2nd Ln / Phila. Pa" The shell measures approx. 16.25" x 11.5". There is one flesh hoop with the drum and two hoop but only one of the hoops appears to be original. The non original hoop has stenciling on it that is not consistant with the age and design of the drum. The drum has several cracks running vertically on the interior ply in the direction of the grain and horizontally on the outside of the drum, also running with the grain. The vent hole has a 3/8" diameter and is made from ivory. There are currently no head on this drum. There is a bag of parts with the drum that include linen snare cord, rope, leather ears and a canvass strap.  Soistman, Werner Snare  
176   Solid construction Unknown Snare  
177   Solid construction Unknown Snare  
178   Just shell and hoops NuWay Snare  
179     Slingerland Snare  
180   12-rod, Single Tension 20th Century Drums Snare  
181   Rope, 14 hooks Walberg & Auge Snare  
182   Well-made, rope, pulley hooks, military carry Unknown Snare  
183   8-Rod, Single Tension Nokes & Nikolai Snare  
184   This is a 15"x12" rope tension Ludwig & Ludwig snare drum with a mahogany shell. The shell has a gray and gold "US" painted on it to the left of the snare adjuster. The adjuster is a standard ludwig adjustable strainer and has 12 strands of gut snare cord. The white enamel badge puts this drum in the 1930s. There are 8 holes in the maple hoops that are 1.5" deep and 8 leather ears on a sash type rope. The top head is a white Ludwig plastic head and the bottom head is calfskin. Someone has carved "147" and "MPLS BD OF ED" near the badge. Ludwig & Ludwig Snare  
185   This drum has a 15"x9" maple shell with 1 5/8" deep hoops. There are 12 single tension jrods on the drum and the snare adjuster is attached to the bottom hoop. The D ring carry on the upper hoop appears to be a replacement. The vent hole is 7/8" in diameter. The top head is calf and the bottom head is a white Ludwig snare side head. There are 12 strands of snare gut across the bottom of the drum. Dodge, F.E. Snare  
186   This is a WWII era WFL rope tension marching snare.  The shell mahogany. There are maple hoops with 8 holes with cotton rope running through and 8 leather ears.  There is a blue "U.S." that appears right above the venthole and decal badge. The snare adjuster is made of steel and wood. The wood strainer and decal badge on the drum are due to the 10% durring WWII that stated that no more than 10% of a products weight could be made of metal due to the needs of metal for the war effort. There is a D ring style carry point on the drum and the number "54" is stamped inside, directly acrtoss from the vent hole. There are 12 strand of gut snare cord that are received on the opposite side of the drum in a metal butt plate. Both top and bottom heads are calfskin. WFL Snare  
187   This is a WWII era WFL rope tension marching snare.  The shell mahogany. There are maple hoops with 8 holes with cotton rope running through and 8 leather ears with metal brakes on them.  There is a blue "U.S." that appears right above the venthole and tin badge. The snare adjuster is made of steel and wood. The wood strainer and decal badge on the drum are due to the 10% during WWII that stated that no more than 10% of a products weight could be made of metal due to the needs of metal for the war effort. There is a D ring style carry point on the drum and the number "2556" is stamped inside, directly across from the vent hole. The butt plate is intact but the strainer and heads are broken so there is no gut cord on the drum at this time. The top and bottom heads are calfskin and the bottom head is torn. WFL Snare  
188   10-rod Single Tension, Double Claw Stone, George B. Snare  
189   Rope, unusual knob on counterhoop Unknown Snare  
190   This is a 15" x 8" rope tension drum with a maple shell. The drum is currently apart and in need of restoration. The hoops are black painted maple with nickel overlays on the edges of the hoops and there are 12 ears and 12hooks for each hoop and hemp rope. There is a hoop mounted snare adjusted and 8 gut snare cords running back and forth. Both the top and bottom heads are calfskin but both are torn and need to be replaced. There is a personal label inside the drum from a previous owner that reads "Georgia L. Bennett". This label has been placed over the manufactures label so the name of the manufacturer is not visible, however; what is visible on the label is "Manufacturer of / Musical/ Instruments/ 417 State, Street / Chicago". The vent hole grommet is ivory. Unknown snare  
200   The drum measures 16"x18" but appears to be made from two rod tension drums put together. The hoops are dark red and the shell is black with 10 white ears. There are Plastic heads on top and bottom. Unknown Snare Bay Ridge post 157
201   The drum measures 16"x18" but appears to be made from two rod tension drums put together. The hoops are dark red and the shell is black with 10 white ears. There are calfskin heads on top and bottom. Unknown Snare Bay Ridge post 157