Abner Stevens Music Shop and Store, Pittfield, Massachusetts
The drum cylinder is made from brown varnished bent wood shell with a six and one half inch overlap secured with brass headed tacks arranged in vertical rows as well as in a circle around the ivory breather hole and in teardrop patterns above and below breather. Hoops are 1 and 1/2" high, red, and secured with small pegs. Six leather rope tighteners survive and are not decorated. Four gut snares are attached to the bottom hoop. Read more »
Wood, skin, rope, leather, ivory, brass, iron (tacks). Overall H: 14 3/4"; diameter: 18"; drum head diameter: 17"
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Members of the Harris family served in a Chazy, New York militia company during the Battle of Plattsburgh. This drum was manufactured in 1812 in Pittsfiels, Massachusetts, and had been cut down from its original height.
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum