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

 

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001 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 place this drum around 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 throw off 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. Morris County Militia, Chatham, NJ. According to Jim Flynn Jr., his father was a founding member of the MCM and started the corps in his basement. These drums were Slingerland floor tom shells that were undrilled for hardware and were put together as rope drums by his father and corps members. The shells were purchased in 1976 and used by the corps until they disbanded in 1981. Slingerland Morris County Militia
002 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 polar. The drum has a black wrap finish with white hoops, rope and ears. The drum has 20 ears. Morris County Militia, Chatham, NJ. According to Jim Flynn Jr., his father was a founding member of the MCM and started the corps in his basement. This drums was a Slingerland bass drum shell that was undrilled for hardware and was put together as a rope drum by his father and corps members. The shells were purchased in 1976 and used by the corps until they disbanded in 1981. This bass drum was created specifically for use in their 1981 medley New World Symphony by Dvorak. Slingerland Morris County Militia
003 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. New York Regimentals FDC. Unknown New York Regimentals
004 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 head dress. There is no visible artist signature and the painting is only on one head. There is a single 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 in 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. Artwork? Played by Shang Wheeler, 1938-46, Stratford Pioneers, organized 1938, disbanded post WW2. Sketch on file from Shang Wheeler of Indian head. Shang wheeler may have been artist or at least designer. Unknown Stratford Pioneers
005 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 vertically. The drum measures 27.5" x 11" and has two maple bass drum hoops that show repair. The 27.5 inch diameter 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. Played from 1938-46, Stratford Pioneers FDC Unknown Stratford Pioneers
006   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. Bethel FDC; Played by Charles Mead Dixie Mus-ic House Chicago  
007 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, Worcester (ca. 1909?) from Babe Kelly? Walberg & Auge  
008   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. A toy drum. Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT  
009 This is a 14"x13.5" single ply oak shell 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 disagree 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. Pre-Civil War. Carried by member of the Davenport family during CW. Repaired Aug 1897; left at Holloweedel for repair Unknown  
010 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. Purchased from Earl Sturtze; made by John Webster, Spencertown, NY. Used in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Webster, John  
011   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. Made ( and antiqued) Clayton Holmes of Chester Holmes Drum  
012   Unknown Used in War of 1812; on loan from Jonathan Russell, Glastonbury. Drum #154 Brown, B.E. & M.  
013   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. from Julian Palmes collection, (Moodus) Drum #1367. F.S. Tutle inscribed on label. Believed to be Frank Tutle of Ellington, who sold drums. Brown, Eli  
014   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. Shepard, ex Alex Smith (Chester FDC) Lengthy History of the drum on bottom head including "Wm. (K or R) Bunnell, Co. B. 27th Regiment C.V. (Civilian ZVolunteers) Aug. 23 - 1862 Res (?) July 27 1863(8) Fredricksburg, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg". The 27th Regiment was formed in New Haven CT and was active for only 9 months, Mustered into service in October of 1862 and mustered out on July 27th, 1863. William Bunnell was a Private in company B. The musicians listed for company B are Byron Hill and Henry Z. Nichols. Brown, B.E. & M. Chester
015   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 vertical diamond tacks surrounding a tack circle around the vent hole and vertical 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. From collection of Edgar Andrews. On loan, Meriden Hist. Soc. Wm. Brown #831 Brown, William Unknown
016   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. played by Wallace Porter (Chester FDC) Drum #1784 Brown, Eli  
017   This drum measures 17.75" in diameter and 16.75" deep, the shell is sugar maple and the hoops are a single ply maple painted in a vermillion color to mimic the drums made by the Brown family, as well as the Brown style tack pattern. The hoops are .25" thick and 1 7/16" deep with no holes and 10 hooks per side. The ears are a large square style ear held together with leather lacing and done in a light brown. The rope is cotton. Both top and bottom heads are calf with thick gut snare that attaches to a hoop mounted snare adjuster. The tack pattern on the drum has two circles surrounding the vent hole with the inner circle having 18 tacks and being 2.5" across going center to center on the tacks and the outer circle also having 18 tacks with slightly larger heads on them and measuring 3.5" center to center on the tacks. there are 4 vertical 12 tack diamonds, one each at the top and bottom of the circle design and connected by 3 tacks and two more flanking the circles to the left and right. There are also 4 horizontal diamonds at the upper and lower corners or the design as well. The design is framed by a strip of 20 tacks to the left on the seem of the drum and 16 to the right. Wallace Porter collection; mb Elmer "Grump" Ventres Ventres, Elmer E. "Grump" Moodus
018   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 surrounding 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 bottom most tack. There are two more rows of 15 tacks flanking the designs but the right vertical 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 mounted and the rope is linen. There are 10 brown leather ears that are stamped "Soistman" and calfskin heads top and bottom. Purchased from Tom Law, ex John Bosworth collection, p/a Gettysburg 125. Handwriting inside indicates a drum sale date in 1914. Most of the label is missing but the printing company ss Packard and Van Benthuysen and Benthuysen was a silent partner until his father died. He and his partner are listed as Packard & Van Thuysen from 1838-1845. Meachum & Co.  
019   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 vertical 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. Label not listed in Bazelon or Langwill; part of Julian Palmes collection Label reads "L. E. Glover Has for sale Umbrellas, Parasoles & Canes, No. 75 Court St. Boston" Glover, L.E. Unknown
020   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 rectangular leather ears. The snare adjuster is a hoop mounted adjuster and there is a repair to the hoop with a brass bracket to the left of the adjuster. Used in original Chester FDC by John Alexander, signature is inside shell says Given to Chas Alexander in 1905 and to Acton Ostling in 1932. Hall, William & Sons Chester
021   This drum measures 16" in diameter by 12" deep with single ply maple shell and hoops. The hoops have been painted a gloss white and the shell a gloss teal color. Unlike most drums that are either rod or rope tension, this drum has 8 hooks and ears over the hoops as well as 4 tension rods on each head. The hooks and rope are not original to the drum with half of them missing, the drum would have originally had 16 ears on it. The heads are plastic on the top and bottom with nylon snare chord. The carry point on this drum is missing. Wahlberg & Auge, Worcester, MA. Ref. by Jay Tuomey, Angelo "Shiek" Pietrafesa," St. Peter's DC, Torrington DC. Born 3-2-16 - Died 6-7-12. Founding member of St. Peters Wahlberg & Auge Unknown
022   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 hoops are .25" thick by 1.5" deep. The only marking on the drum is on the snare adjuster and reads: 130 (across) and 61 (down) from Irv Block, "purchased in France during WW2 for 1 candy bar" Unknown Robert Goute
023   This drum measures 14.5" in diameter by 7.5" deep and has a solid brass shell. The hoops are .25"deep x 1.5" deep and have been painted a deep blue. Each hoop has 11 holes in it with European style white ears. There are no makers marks on the drum anywhere that are visible. The snare adjuster is a European style as well and is made of brass. There are 2 thick strands of gut on the bottom of the drum. Both top and bottom heads are calf and the bottom head has a split in it. Irv Block collection, came from Robert Goute, drum major, French Air ForceFrench Air Force Goute Drum Robert Goute
024   This drum measures 13 7/8" in diameter x 11.5" deep with a solid brass shell. Writing on the inside of the shell on a partial label would indicate that this drum was most likely made in the Middle East, possibly Pakistan. The hoops are 3/8' thick by 1 11/16" deep and are painted red all the way around with a center blue stripe that is approximately 1" wide and a waved white line in the center of that to mimic the European style drum. The facing on the drum is painted blue with red outer lying stripes and a center crest. The center is painted with a central circle with lions in it and the words "SOIT.QUI.MAL.Y.PENSE" in the outline. There is a crown on top of that with another lion wearing a crown and is flanked to the left by another lion on his hind legs in front of a British flag and standing on a banner that reads "DIEU.ET". The design is flanked on the right by a unicorn in front a flag with a green back ground and the British stripes in the upper corner. The unicorn is standing on a banner that reads "MON. DROIT" and is over Scottish thistle. The drum has 9 white ears and cotton rope. The snare adjuster is solid brass with gut snare cord. Top and bottom heads are plastic. British style "snake" design hoops; mb Potter, part of label in the shell Unknown  
025   This drum is 16" in diameter x 10" deep with a mahogany shell and hoops. The hoops also have a nickel overlay on top half of the hoop as well as nickel roller hooks. There are 10 hooks per hoop and 10 ears on the drum. Both the top and bottom heads are calfskin and there are gut snare cords. The ears are made to mimic the Civil War style ears on many other drums. The snare adjuster is also a brilliantly polished nickel and runs the length of the shell. There is a an octagonal inlayed design around the vent hole on the drum that is the same style as ones on Lyon & Healy, Wilson Brothers and several other drum companies that were produced in the mid 1890's. 19th Separate Co., Poughkeepsie, NY. Names inscribed in shell date from 1906-16. First president of NYFD Assn. was a member of this corps. Fischer, Carl Unknown
026   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 BSA Troop 16 / Later became Dickerson
027     Owners included John Smith, Henry E. Smith, and Dan Spencer, who sold it to Acton Ostling. Eli Brown & Son, Drum #2019 Brown, Eli & Son  
028   This drum measures 23.5" in diameter by 8" deep with a 2ply mahogany shell that has been painted red on the outside. The hoops are single ply maple hoops and are .25" thick by 1.25" deep and are painted navy blue. There are 6 single tension rods on the bass drum and from placement, it appears that there are 2 m missing from the drum. Both heads are calfskin with one head painted. The center of the painted head has a blue circle surrounding 4 green branches and a red 5 pint star the has a hollow circle in the center the reads "U.S." The rest of the head is painted with black lettering and reads " Sons and Daughters - of - Veterans - New Britain - CONN / ITALIAN - AMERICAN / WORLD-WAR-VETERANS / POST No. 2" Mark Bosse, "Sons & Daughters/Italian Am Vets," New Britain, CT. Unknown Sons and Daughters of Italian American World War Veterans
029   This drum measures 27.5" x 12" and has a two ply shell that looks to be mahogany on the outside and poplar on the inside. The drum hoops are single ply maple and measure .25" thick and 1.5" deep. There are 9 single tension rods that run from hoop to hoop with no center guide post. Both heads are calfskin and one head is painted in black and reads "ONANDOGA ORPHAN'S HOME" Onandaga, NY, Orphans' Home. Purchase. Ron Chambers, Higganum, CT Unknown Onandoga Orphans
030   This is a 26" x 12" bass drum with 14 ears. The bass drum hoops maple painted blue and the shell Ref. Robert Atwell, 1967. Played in CT Yanks, Bristol, CT Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Connecticut Yanks
031     From H.L. "Foxee" Carlson to Freddy Bruder. First bass to be used in an American style FDC in Switzerland. (Swiss Mariners of Basel). Boston Bass Drum Club Swiss Mariners
032   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 from the top to bottom of the drum with soft snare cords, Currently there are goat skin heads on both sides of the drum. Civil War period, head marked "Jean Loftus" The drum was repaired by Robert Atwell 11-16-98 and has Swiss style ears and has been urethaned. Unknown  
033     British Royal Air Force field drum; on loan to Carl Balestracci A.F. Matthews, England  
034   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. Played by father of William Hull in Chester FDC. Barrel stave construction. Unknown  
035   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 white stripes. There are eight "Swiss" style ears on the drum held on by hooks and the drum currently has goat skin heads. Made by Henry Eisle (successor to Sempf). Drum refurbished February of 1997 by Robert Atwell for the museum. Eisle, Henry  
036   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. Ref. Robert Atwell, 1967. Drum 1567 Brown, Eli  
037   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 Civil 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. From R.H. Comstock FDC. Entries in shell date from 1887 to 1903. On loan/Pratt-Read Museum Comstock, R.H.  
038   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 tear in the top head and both heads are calfskin. Markings inside: Chas. H. Mead. Drum Sgt. Devon Grenadiers; C.M. Bethel D/C. 1884 Mead, Charles M.  
039   12" x 4" white Leedy single ply snare with single flanged gold plate over brass hoops. "Leedy" stamped into hoop " also Goulden's Sousa uniform hat Leedy Sousa Band
040   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. From collection of Howard Goulden, Sousa Band percussionist. Includes photo and uniform hat. Leedy Sousa Band
041   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. Calligraphy in label indicates late 18th or early 19th C. Purchased from Calvin Clark, Union Centur, NY in 1939. The nails on the seem would indicate mid 18th century and I believe the calligraphy would indicate the same. Label Reads " Military and Band drums made and sold by S. Riley in Flemming Coyuga county (say) five miles south of Albany Riley, S.  
042   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 William Gallagher, mb "Gus" Moeller/Ed Classey, Sr. Moeller/ Classey Post 596 VFW Field Music, Mount Vernon, NY
043   This drum measures 36" in diameter by 10" deep. The shell is two ply with an inner ply of mahogany and an outer veneer of walnut. The hoops a single ply maple painted black with no holes. There are 15 hooks on each side of the drum but the drum only has one head on it and looks like it was set up this way. There are grooves on the back side of the drum carved into the bearing edge so they don't pop off. The ears are slightly oversized Civil War style and are well worn. The head is calfskin with a small tare in the bottom. Head (torn) displayed in Deep River cabinet Unknown Unknown
044   This drum measures 15" in diameter by 10" deep and has a two ply mahogany shell. There is a snare adjuster that runs from hoop to hoop (the full length of the drum) and has thin rope style snare cords still attached. The hoops are single ply maple .25" thick and 1.25" deep. This drum does not have any heads and is not currently on display at this time. Claimed Civil War. From Henry Ashley Collection, donated in the name of the Saybrook Sr. Citizens Club. Unfortunatley this is incorrect since the drum was made after 1900. 20th Century Drums  
045   This drum measures 14" in diameter and 20" deep, the wood type is unknown and the shell appears to be two 14"x10" shells that are sewn together with stitching running through the reinforcement rings that meet in the center of the drum. Yes, sewn together. The drum is painted maroon all the way around with an eagle emblazoned on the front in white and outlined in gold. The hoops are three ply maple and are .25" thick and 1.25" deep. The heads are plastic on top and calfskin on the bottom and both are intact. The snare adjuster and butt end that connect the gut snare cord are definitely home made, as the rest of the drum appears to be. There are 6 light brown, oblong ears that are on hemp rope. long drum made from 2 rod drums, played in Joshua Huddy FDC, NJ. Voorhees, Walter Unknown
046   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 vertical 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. This drum belonged to Acton Osling and was played by Chester drum corps prior to his owning the drum Lyon & Healy Chester
047   This drum measures 16.75" in diameter by 12" deep. The Shell walnut and the hoops are single ply maple with no hoops and painted black on the outside only. The Hoops are .25" thick and 1.25" deep. There are 10 hooks per side holding sash style rope with small, light brown ears held together with leather lacing. The heads are calfskin top and bottom with gut snare cord attached to a rim mounted snare adjuster. The bottom head is torn. There is an internal muffler that is adjusted by a nob on the side of the shell and a small 12 point nickel design around a small hole in the shell. The vent hole is .75" wide with a matching wood grommet. John Herster, Easton, PA (from Pratt Read Museum) Herster, John M. R. H. Comstock
048   This drum is a 14" x 8" drum with black walnut hoops and shell. There are 10 Cooperman Civil War style ears on hooks with a reproduction Civil War style strainer. The Madison Drum Band was active 1880-1890. This drum was restored by Howard Feiff in 1997. The John C. Haynes label has the 33 Court St., Boston address which dates the drum itself to 1863-1868. Haynes, John C. Madison Drum Band
049   This drum measures 14"x10" and has a maple shell with newer hoops rope and ears. The hoops are 1.5" deep, painted blue and have 8 holes. The ears are dark leather with a deep V groove cut into them. The drum has calfskin heads on both the top and bottom and hand rolled gut snare cord. There is a flower painted around the vent hole and is flanked on either side by red and white stripe with a 17 star flag painted as well. Restored in 1997 by Howard Reiff of New York. Label indicates that the drum was restored from the shell only and made complete. Reiff indicates that this was one of the first drums made by Tompkins however; current information indictes that Tompkins was making drums as early as 1850. Tompkins, W.S. & Sons Unknown
050   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 a brass snare strainer. The heads are calfskin. The facing on the drum reads "Sons of Liberty" in gold lettering with a red outline.   Unknown Sons of Liberty
051   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 bottom of the drum but the bottom head is torn so you can see inside the shell. There is a crack in the bearing edge on the bottom of the drum that is not substantial but does go all the way through the metal. This drum apears to be the second snare drum used by Howard Goulden, principle percussionist with John Philip Sousa untit Sousa's death in 1932. The finish is called Klondike Gold and was a high end drum for Leedy back in the mid 1920's. There are two pictures of Goulden with this drum set, the first shows the kit with the small white snare drum and painted front head but the second picture shows the kit with a plain front head and this snare drum. Leedy Sousa Band
052   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 riveted together. The snare adjuster is missing the adjustment rod. Earl Sturtze personal drum. Ludwig Chester
053   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 J. Tuomey Sons of Liberty Sons of Liberty
054   This is a 17" x 20" snare with single ply maple hoops 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 brass assembly and there is a large "L" bracket in the shell for a carry point. The heads are plastic on top and bottom.   Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Unknown
055   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. Made for Sturtze by Ludwig Ludwig & Ludwig Earl Sturtz
056   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 approx.. 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 heart shaped brass gromet. This is a ten hole drum with what appears to be stain poly ropes and ten light brown leather ears with a phoenix tooled into them. Also, the drum has 14 gut cords on the bottom head. Drum #38, made for and played by Charles Hogan Hollwedel, Henry Jr.l  
057   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 clutching 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 Repairs were made to this drum by Cooperman in 1980. The drum was made for the late Irv Block and the embllazonment on the front of the dru was done by Celia Block Soistman, Chris Irv Block
058   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 Excelsior drum works, The hoops are stained red on the outside with two 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. This drum was used by the U.S. Army 8th corps of Engineers in Minnesota and Wisconsin from 1916 - 1918. It is noted with the drum that some of the unit was lost in 1918 when the H.M.S. Tuscania was torpedoed on February 5th. Unknown U.S. Army 8th corps of Engineers
059   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, riveted 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 This drum belonged to Frank Fancher, chief musician and champion drummer of Chapman's Continental drum Corp. By 1928, Fancher had won more than 200 individual drumming championships, 186 of them were won on this drum. In 1976, this drum was the very first artifact purchased by the museum with the intention of opening a museum. It is the most important piece in the collection. Chapman, Odell Chapman's Continentals
060   This is a 31.5" x 12.5" bass drum with a two ply mahogany shell. The drum has maple hoops stained mahogany with a nickel overlay on the outside of each hoop. There are 14 leather ears on the drum on linen rope and run through brass roller style hooks. Both heads are calfskin with one side painted and reading "Poughkeepsie N.Y. Organized 1888, 19". There is also an octagonal inlay around the vent hole.   Fischer, Carl Poughkeepsie
061   This drum measures 28" in diameter by 10" deep. The wood is unknown at this time but the hoops are a single ply maple measuring .25" thick and 1.5" deep. The shell is painted grey on the outside with a V.F.W. maltese cross decal on it. The heads are both calfskin with one heads being torn from top to bottom in the center. The heads are both painted and read "VETERANS OF FORIEGN WARS POST 654 / WEBSTER, MASS." This is a single tension rod bass drum and it is notable that the heads on the tension rods are hexagonal and not a typical square type. There is no badge or makers label on the drum.   Unknown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 654
062   This is a 28" x 8" Slingerland Radio King, Scotch style bass drums. The drums has a three ply mahogany, poplar, mahogany shell that is covered with their Brilliant Gold finish and a red sparkle inlay on the bass drum hoops. There are 12 lugs and hooks on each head with one lug that is next to the badge being broken but still usable. The head on one side is calf with the group name and the other side is a REMO fiber skin head.   Slingerland Village Fire Fighters, Delmar Fire Dept.
063   This bass drum measure 27" in diameter by 14" deep and has a 3 ply maple, mahogany, maple shell that has been stained and urethaned. The shell has an eagle decal on it that is a standard Slingerland eagle decal that appears on other Slingerland he red painted hoops measure 5/16" thick and 1.5" deep with 13 holes in each hoop. The ears are a s larger square style ear that are each held together with two copper rivets over a sash cord style rope. There are 5 points of carry on the drum, one "D" ring style carry point on each hoop and three eye bolt style carry points in a row at the top of the shell. Both heads are calfskin with one side having come untucked. The heads are painted in black and red and read "MINUTE MEN / OF/ LONG ISLAND / ORGANIZED 1938"   Slingerland Minute Men of Long Island
064   This drum measures 26"x12.5" and has a maple shell and hoops. The red hoops have 12 holes in them and are held onto the drum with hemp rope. The 12 rectangular leather ears are quite worn. The Roman numeral III is painted in between the carry hooks, there is an 8 tack diamond pattern around the vent hole and the front facing side of the drum is emblazoned with a snake in between the Spirit of 76 flag on the left and the New England flag on the right. Both heads are calfskin and painted "Sons of Liberty, Brooklyn N.Y." This drum was played by Nick Atanasio Unknown Sons of Liberty
065   26" x 12" Oliver Ditson drum with mahogany shell. The drum has 13 hooks and ears. The ears are an oversized Civil War style ear. E Rope on the drum is cotton rope and is run through roller style hooks. The label on the inside reads "Made Expressly for / Oliver Ditson Co. / Boston - New York" The heads are both calfskin and are painted to read " JUNIOR COLONIAL FIFE & DRUM CORPS / 1961 / WESTBROOK / CONN."   Ditson, Oliver Junior Colonials
066   24" x 14" maple shell with 14 ears on maple hoops painted black. The drum has Remo coated Emperor heads that are hand painted and reads "THE NEW YORK ANCIENTS / FIFE AND DRUM / CORPS"   Unknown The New York Ancients
067   This is a 27.5"x14" bass drum with a single ply mahogany shell and maple hoops. There are 12 single tension tension rods holding the drum together and one calfskin head. One calfskin heads has been broken and only the flesh hoop and part of the edge of the head remain. On the intact head is painted "NEPTUNE / V.F.A. FIFE & DRUM /CORPS /NEWBURYPORT MASS"   Ludwig Neptune V.F.A Fife & Drum
068   This is a 23" x 6" rope tension drum with natural maple hoops painted red and solid maple shell. The hoops are painted red and have 14 holes in each. There are 14 small leather ears held together with 2 small aluminum reverts in each. There are also 5 home made single tension rods (two tension rods held together by a home made turnbuckle) that were made using Slingerland Radio King T-rods. The drum has calfskin heads on both sides that are both painted and read "Marlborough Vol. Fire Dept. / 1964 / Fife / & / Drum Corps" and there are 13 faded painted stars. The color scheme is red and blue. Wayne Seidel, "Marlborough Fire Dept. FDC", received 5-29-96 Gretsch Marlborough Vol. Fire Dept.
069     ref. Atwell Continental Drum Co.  
070   (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 mountain 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. Probably Carl Watrous (marked CW) from Bill Pace Unknown  
071   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 Emperor batter on the top and clear plastic snare head on the bottom. The shell appears to be mahogany. There are two vertical 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. John Hetzel; used in 1887, 1891 Unknown Wethersfield Drum Corps 1887, Bulkley Battallion 1890, City Drum Corps 1891, Jewel Drum Corps, Veteran Drum Corps 1916
072   This Drum is currently missing from the museum. Abner Stevens, Pittsfield; refitted by H. Reif Stevens, Abner  
073   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. (drum cut down - see tack design) Drum #2064. Just prior to the start of the Civil War the army quickened its marching pace by 10 steps per minute, as a result many drums were cut down to make it easier to march. There is a good posibility that this drum was used in the Army. Brown, Eli Unknown
074   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, riveted leather ears held on by hooks. The top and bottom heads are calf with gut snare. Drum # 549 ref. Atwell Chapman, Odell  
075   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 vertical and four horizontal diamond patterns with the vertical diamond patterns surrounding a center circle. The vertical 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 mahogany 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 the 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 approximately 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. Colchester Continentals" (another at Cochester Hist. Soc.)? The drum has writing on the inside of the shell that I am trying to decipher at this time. There is a Benjamin Brown Junior label dated 1822 and says that this bass drum is drum # 631. There is also a later pasted to the inside of this drum dated January 1910 and written by A.E. Adams that chronicals the complete history of the drum to that point, listing generals, militias and political organizations that used the drum as well as a list of bass drummers that played the drum through the mid 1800s. The letter also indicates that one of the political organizations, "The Wide Awakes" used the drum when they played for Abraham Lincoln in Norwich CT in October of 1860. The letter has been photographed and re-written verbatem and is being placed on file with the Museum and will also end up on display with the drum. Brown, Benjamin Jr.  
076   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. ex Jim Smith, Ex-5th Regiment, Patterson, NJ. Competed against Burns Moore and Gus Moeller. Unknown X-5th Regiment FDBC, Patterson N.J.
077   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 pattern at its center surrounding the vent hole. The drum was played by the Hartford Home Guard durring WWI and is part of a set of 8 snare and 5 bass drums Clark, Ernest Home Guard
078   Vent Inlay RI Drum from Mo Schools    
079   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 and 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 from Bill Hawthorne; played in Chester FDC. It was believed by some that this was a Brown drum and that the date on the drum was 1813-1832 but the label on the inside is Meacham & Co., 84 State St. Albany, NY. The company is listed at that address from 1833-48. The Company was Meacham and Pond from 1828-1832 and there are no records of the company prior to 1828. The hoops on this drum do not apear to be original. Meachum & Co. Chester
080   This drum measures 24" in diameter by 10" deep with a 2 ply mahogany shell that is stained dark. The Hoops are .25" thick and 1.75" deep and painted a gloss red with 12 holes in them. The rope is cotton and the ears are white Civil War style. There are two points of carry on each hoop with "D" rings for attachment points. The heads are REMO Fiberskyn heads that are hand painted in green and grey and read "VOLUNTEERS / MILFORD, CONN." Refitted by Cooperman, 1985. Copper tag on drum "MVBD4" Atwell, Robert Milford Volunteers
081   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. Duke Terreri's personal drum. Cooperman Duke Terreri
082   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 adjuster knob   Atwell, Robert Milford Volunteers
083   This drum measures 15.25" in diameter by 10.25" deep. The shell is a two ply mahogany and the hoops are a single ply maple. There is a Civil War style strainer that attaches to the bottom hoop, gut snare cords and calfskin heads. The drum is currently disassembled. The drum originally belonged too Charles Welding Ernst of the Charles T. Kirk Drum Corps. Noted on the inside of the shell by Howard Reiff "This drum restored by Howard F. Reiff caretaker of fifers and drummers museum at Ivoryton,CT. 516-427-0705" also "Note - The paper reproduction was taken from the actual snare head which was in too fragile condition." The original head is no longer with the drum. The photo copy has a picture of Charles in a uniform and playing what looks like a Moeller Eagle drum. The head reads"My first field drum, (10'x15") /Bought for me by my dad / as a cost of $9.00 - June 1919 - 14 years old / Charles Welding Ernst / Charles T. Kirk Drum Corps / Brooklyn New York 1899 - 1965 / Member 1929 - 1946 / Veteran Corps of Artillery Field Music / New York, N.Y. / 7th Regiment / Master Sergent" Bruno & Son, C. Charles T. Kirk
084   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 The American Fife and Drum Corps in New Britain was founded in 1906 Shepheard, J.L. American Fife and Drum Corps`
085   This drum is 17" in diameter x 12" deep with a walnut shell and single ply maple hoops. The maple hoops measure .25" thick x 1.25" deep. The ears are leather Civil War style ears with metal breaks on the and old sash style rope. There are 12 hooks on each hoop that are screwed int the hoops so placement will not change. The drum belonged to Linwell A. Behrens, a member of the Comstock Drum Corps which was incorporated on December 15, 1888. Included with this drum are a pair of rosewood drumstick that were also made by Linwell. Additionally, there is an original cloth drum strap included with the drum as well.   Behrens, L.A. R. H. Comstock
086   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 adjuster are brass on a wood mount and both are in the shape of a whales tail. The hoops and shell are brown. The front emblazonment 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 record hat on it. There are plastic heads on both side of the drum and 8 thick gut snare cords. From the collection of Charles Hogaon Hollwedel, Henry Jr.l Warehouse Point
087   This drum measures 16" in diameter and 13.5" deep. The shell appears to made of oak and the are a single ply maple and measure .25" thick and 1.5" deep. There is a tack pattern on the front of the drum that has a 16 tack pattern around a brass vent hole which is surrounded at the top, bottom and sides by 8 tack diamonds and an additional two tacks connecting the top and bottom diamonds. There are two tack in each of the four corners and flank the four diamond patterns. Additionally, there is a tack pattern that runs along the seem with 18 tacks and the top and bottom most tacks are missing their heads. There are 10 hooks per hoop and leather Civil War style ears that have stars tooled into the lobes and a hole in the center. The strainer is also a Civil War style but appears to be a replacement.   Unknown Unknown
088   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, mb John Calamari/Meriden, Conn.; from Yalesville. Originaly from the Burghoff estate. Unknown  
089   This drum measures 15.5" in diameter by 10.5" tall with solid maple hoops and a two ply maple shell. The outer ply on this drum is a birdseye maple with a lot marks on it but it is delaminating in many spots and separating from the underlying ply. The hoops have 9 hole each and the top hoop is scalloped in-between each of the rope holes. There are 9 Civil War style leather ears that are brown and have flowers stamped into each one of the lobes of the ear. The rope is an old sash style. Both heads on the drum are fake, with the top head being wood and the bottom head being cardboard. Bothe are painted white. from John Burdick, probably R.H. Comstock Corps Unknown Unknown
090   This drum measures 14 11/16" x 8" and has a solid brass shell. The hoops are maple and appear to be replacements and not original to the drum. They are maple and painted blue and have 11 holes in the,. There are 11 small leather triangular style ears that are stained black and are over a cotton rope. The heads are calfskin top and bottom with gut snare cord running from the brass snare adjuster to a brass peg on the opposite side of the drum. The peg also appears to be a replacement. Cadets Lafayette les BDC NYC; from Raoul Camus Unknown Cadets Lafayettes Les BDC N.Y.C.
091   This drum measures 16" in diameter and 17" deep, the shell is maple with a vertical grain pattern instead of the more common horizontal grain. The hoops measure .25" thick and 1.25" deep and are single ply maple painted red and have no holes in them. There are 10 hooks on each hoop holding sash style cord and rectangular leather ears held together by 2 copper rivets each. Both top and bottom heads are calfskin with gut snare cords and a very industrial looking snare adjuster Newbridge label "made for Benson" Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Unknown
092   This drum is 16" in diameter by 12" deep with a single ply mahogany shell. The drum is rod tension and has 8 tube style lugs that run the length of the shell of the drum, single flanged hoops with claws holding them in place that are all nickel over brass. There is a standard marching style strainer on the drum that with gut snare cords and no throw off, this is just a screw style adjuster. The heads are plastic on the top and bottom of the drum, the bottom head is a Ludwig snare head and the top head is a Rogers drum head. On the tub lug closest to the throw off there is a small white cord that is daisy chained and attached to each of the tension rods, I am assuming the this was to create a handle since it is to small and in the wrong place to be decorative or ceremonial. The drum was used by Pop Gomperts when he served with the 20 Fleet in the United States Navy. Played in 20th Fleet by Art Gomperts, Donated by his son Art Gompert on Jaybirds day 1993. Ludwig & Ludwig Unknown
093   This drum measures 16" in diameter by 18" deep and has a maple shell with a vertical grain that seems to be characteristic of these drums. The hoops are single ply maple hoops measure .25" thick and 1.75" deep have ten holes. The rope is hemp and the small rectangular leather ears are held together with 2 copper rivets each. There is an "L" bracket mounted to the side of the drum for a carry point and oversized, home made looking snare adjuster and but end that also is very characteristic of these drums. There are calfskin heads on the top and bottom with 8 very thick gut cords. This is the 1st Swiss Mariner Snare drum ever made. This drum was donated by Walter Mader on July 14, 2004. Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Swiss Mariners
094   This drum measures 16" x 10" and has an oak shell with maple hoops. The hoops are painted red and appear to have been repainted, they have ten holes per hoop. The ears are black leather with two holes in each and held together with rawhide ties. Both top and bottom heads are calfskin and there is gut snare cord on the bottom. The Civil War style snare adjuster is a reproduction. The front of the shell is emblazoned with a contract eagle that reads "Reg. U.S. Infantry" in the scrolling banner across the top. There is a tack pattern around the vent hole that has 8 tacks with a 4 tack pattern tack pattern above and a 7 pattern below. There are rows of tacks flanking the design on either side and include 10 tacks each. The right row is missing one tack near the top.   Hortstmann Bros. & Co. U.S. Infantry
095   This drum measures 16"x12" and appears to have a shell and hoops made from ash. The hoops are painted a color similar to the vermillion that was used on the earlier Brown drum, have ten holes in them and are 1.5" deep. There are ten rectangular leather ears that are each held together with two rivets and are each facing to the left. The front of the drum is emblazoned with a contract eagle that does not have a unit number painted on but the drum is showing signs of considerable use. There is a tack pattern on one side of the drum with a circle of 12 tacks surrounding the vent hole grommet which appears to be ivory and is flanked by rows of 11 tacks on either side. Both top and bottom heads are calf skin with 8 strands of gut cord running across the bottom head. The gut cord is attached to a leather but plate on one end and what looks like the original snare adjuster on the other end. Contract eagle painted on the front, shell and tack work appear to all be covered with a shelaque. Church had a contract to deliver 700 drums on 9/1/1862, 100 drums and 450 heads on 4/6/1863. Church, John  
096   This drum measures 16"x12" with both shell and hoops being made from maple. The hoops are painted black on the outer facing service and are 1.25" deep. The heads are calfskin on bother the top and bottom of the drum. The gut cord from the drum is missing the snare adjuster is a hoop mounted style that is just hanging loose. The ears are a Civil War style with a hole punched in to them in the center and stars tooled into them as well. There is one ear that is different from the rest and may actually be and original ear. The grommet on the vent hole appears to be ebony. The writing on the bottom head indicates that the drum was used by Company G, 28th Maine Volunteers during the Civil War. The 28th Maine was mustered in to service on October 18, 1862 and mustered out on August 31, 1863. This drum was used by the 28th Maine Volunteers, 1862-1863, serving at Fort Schuyler, NY /Fortress Monroe, VA / New Orleans / Chalmetter, LA / Pensacola, FL /Donaldsonville and Plaquemine, LA / Siege of Port Hudson / Assault on Port Hudson / Baton Rouge, LA and Cairo, IL Haynes, John C. Unknown
097   25.75" x 12" bass drum with two ply maple shell. This rod shell drum appears to be either home made or salvaged from another shell. The drum is rod tension with 7 single tension rods on it and is covered in a mahogany contact paper. There are several holes in the shell where it appears that there may have been hardware attached at some point. Both heads are calfskin and are painted to read "CABRINI H.S." on each side.   Unknown Cabrini High School
098   This drum measures measures 14" in diameter x 18.5" deep. The shell is a three piece shell which is two shallower shell (14"x9") that are held together with a slightly wider diameter shell in the center on the outside. The shell is completely painted on the outside to mimic the other snares from the minutemen (Soistman) with the large red, white & blue starts and bars shield on the front of the drum, with 13 stars and 13 bars. There are also lyres painted near the snare adjuster and butt end. The hoops are single ply maple with 10 holes and are painted red. The ears were made by robert Atwell and are a small rectangular style. The rope is twisted cotton. Both the top and bottom heads are calfskin but the bottom head has a large tare in it. There is also a "D" ring style carry point. This drum was reveived in March of 1997 and was worked on by Robert Attwell. Unknown North Branford Minutemen / Marshall Cole
099   25.5" x 12" Mahogany shell with goat skin heads. 10 holes and 10 leather ears that are each held together with two copper rivets. The shell appears to be an old converted Ludwig drum. The heads on the drum are made of goatskin and there is a sash cord style rope on the drum. There is no makers label but there is a lot of writing in pencil on the inside of the shell with names and address. The inside of the drum is signed by "Albert G. Short, 30 Guffino Court, Newburryport Mass, June 18, 1941 / Nelson Brown, 8 Ashland St., Newburryport Mass, June 18, 1941 / Alfred Doucette, 24 Atwood St., Newburryport Mass. June 18, 1941 / Dilbert R. Ellers Jr., Newburyport Mass., June 18, 1941" There are other names signed on the inside of the drum as well but are not visible without removing heads. Unknown Neptune V.F.A Fife & Drum / Neptune Hose Co.
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 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. Was owned by Bernard Kawalski Rogers, Joseph Jr. & Son  
101   This snare drum is 14" in diameter by 9" deep and has a birdseye maple shell. The hoops are single ply maple painted black and measure 3/16' thick by 1 3/16" deep. There are 9 hooks per side holding a sash cord style rope. There are 9 small leather ears as well as goat skin heads that are made by Robert Atwell. There is no makers label on the inside of this drum. The drum was played by Hezekiah Scoville Porter during WWI, where he was killed in action. This drum was donated by Mrs. Wightman in August of 1984. This drum was played by her uncle Hezikiah Scoville Porter who was a sophmore at Yale when he enlisted in the 101st. Machine Gun Bn., 43rd. Div. WWI. He was killed in action. Alice Porter Wightman - sister of Wallace Porter, drummer in Higganum - father, Whitney, taught by Chas. Barker. Unknown Higganum
102   This drum measures 25.5" in diameter by 11.5" deep and has a mahogany shell. The shell has been cut down, as is evident from the offset ventholes and off center re-enforcement ring that is in the center of the shell. The hoops are single ply maple painted red and have 14 holes in them and measure .25" wide by 1 3/8" deep. The leather ears are made with a heavy leather and held together with 2 copper rivets each. The heads are calfskin with one side coming untucked and unseated. Both heads are painted and read "Yalesville / Jr. / Ancients / Since 1890 / -CONN- / org., 1956 / STATE CHAMPS / 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 83 / NO. EAST CHAMPS / 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 77, 78, 80"   Unknown Yalesville Jr. Ancients
103   This drum measures 31" in diameter by 14" deep. There is only a head on one side and it is calfskin. The shell is a 2 ply mahogany that has been stained and urethaned. There are 15 hooks on each side and the ears are brown leather but are of various shapes and sizes. There is a lot of information on the inside of the drum listing repairs and signatures by Butch Hot, 4/27/56 / New Hoops on 9/63 by FOX-EE / Robert Atwell - 1956 / James Lancy 5/3/74, New Head / G.V. Spencer / H.P. Booma, Ivoryton / C. Emanuelson & H.L. Clark 7/7/65 / Clayton Holmes 1953 / Earl Ruby (May 1954) / Refinished by Carl Emanuel May, 5, 1959 / There is also a copy of the 1776 picture pasted in the drum along with a picture of bagpipers. H.C. CARLSON Deep River
104   This drum measures 14" x 10" and has maple hoops and shell. The shell is painted maroon and the wood hoops are painted white. There are 8 single tension rods with thumb screws on them. The top and bottom heads are calfskin and the snare cord is silk wound. Top and bottom heads are calfskin.   Unknown Unknown
105A   This is a 15"x10" snare with scrolling stenciled 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 the bottom. The shell is birdseye maple and the hoops are natural maple. The snare wires are wire wrapped silk. H.J. Martel drums, 24 Whitmore st. Hartford CT Martel, H.J. Colt Band
105B   This is a 28"x10" bass drum with Birdseye maple shell and stenciled hoops with a scrolling pattern on them. There are 12 single tension style tension rods, a rosewood vent hole grommet and calf label inside reads "H.J. Martel. /Dealer in / Drums, Xylophones, Bells and / High Grade Traps/ 94 Whitmore st. Hartford, CT / The Martello Swing Pedal / Patent Applied for / Price $7.50"   Martel, H.J. Colt Band
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. This drum was used by the Fairfied Fire dept. It was donated at Jaybird day 2000 by Ken Dalling and Jack Luby. The name inside the drum is Jay Tuomey, July 1986 Martin, Frank J. Fairfield Fire Dept.
107   This bass drum measures 27 11/16" in diameter x 14.5 deep with a maple shell. The hoops measure 3/8" thick by 1.75" deep and appear to be made of oak. There are 13 holes on each hoop with cotton rope running through them and leather ears held together with rawhide lacing. There are 3 large vent holes on one side the each measure 1" in diameter. Both heads are made of calfskin and are painted in black and read "REGIMENTAL CORPS BASEL" and one head is signed by the 18 members of the corp and dated 7-18-00 Played in Switzerland and signed by players 2000 Weber, Tucley Regimental Corps Basel
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 and there is gut snare cord on the drum. The rope is cotton. The drum was played by Hugh Quigley. The writing inside says that the drum was reconditioned by Hugh Quigley in 1988. This drum was given to Hugh by he Yalesville Drum Corps. Other writing is "1910 Bought by John Calari, Johnson Ave. Meriden Connecticut. Owner." "Regular Antique Drum" "J. Calamari 33 ears Bass drummer in Yalesville Drum Corp." "Base Emil L'Herreux, J. Woods, W. Wooltke, J. Calamari" Unknown 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. This drum belonged to Dave Clark Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT Westbrook
110   This drum shell measures 16.5" x 12.5" and is made of a two ply maple shell with reinforcement staves on the inside of the shell from a repair. There is also a pair of natural maple hoops with no holes in them that go with this drum. The drum is currently disassembled. There is a white label on the inside of the drum that reads "Restored 12/96 for Company of Fifers & Drummers By Howard Reiff, Chief Conservator" and "Manufactured by S. Wells & Son, 219 Middleton St., Brooklyn NY, Dated 1900" Wells, S. & Son Unknown
111       plastic heads  
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 stenciled with a scrolling pattern. The rope is cotton and the ears are replacements rom Cooperman. The vent hole gromet is ebony. Recovered in Haddam, ther is a note on the head that reads "Civil War Era snare drum, Ca 1860. Revovered in the Haddam, restored in Essex. In playable condition!! Note stenciling on rims TL $1,125" Given the two ply construction and lack of tacks or nails holding the dhell together, I suspect that the drum is actually from the mid to late 1870s or newer Unknown 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 AM Anchor logo, a swiss shield and a Union soldier hat with the letters RDC on it. Bill Pace personal drum Cooperman Ancient Mariners
114   The drum measures 29.5" in diameter by 11" deep. The drum shell is painted brown over top of a two ply birdseye maple shell with considerable amounts of cracking in the shell. The heads are both calfskin and painted to read " NATIONAL / ORG. / 1881 / NEWARK N.J." the drum was converted to a rod tension drum and has 12 single tension rods with center guide posts on them. The bass drum hoops are .25" thick x 1.3/8" deep and are painted a mauve color. There is a repair to one of the hoops that is done with two pieces of steel riveted together. The label on the inside of the drum reads "Henry Eisele / -MANUFACTURER OF - / BASS AND SNARE DRUMS / 209 & 211 GRAND STREET, NEW YORK. /N.B. DRUM-HEADS, CORDS, &C., CONSTANTLY ON HAND" and would date this drum to between 1886 - 1889. The tension rods on the drum are definitely not original to the drum and were added at a much later date. The type of rods that are currentl on the drum don't appear in drum catalogs until 1928-29 for the first time, and Eisele was out of business by 1920. Eisele, Henry National Org.
115   This drum is 27"x12" with maple hoops and shell. There are 12 single tension rods running through center guide posts. Both heads are calfskin and painted with the American Legion group information in yellow and black. Kiltonic Post, Southington, CT Gretsch American Legion Kiltonic Post No. 72 A.L., Southington CT
116   This bass drum is 29.5" in diameter by 13" deep and made from a single ply birdseye maple shell. The hoops are single ply maple and .25" thick and 1 3/8" deep. The heads are calfskin with one head painted. The painted head reads "U.R. Drum Corps / CO. B. / L.O.O.M. - 160 / DETROIT MICH. / P.A.P. LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE" There is a moose head painted in the center of the bass drum head. There are 14 hooks per side but some hooks and most of the leather ears are missing. There is some additional string added around the drum that is assisting in holding the drum together. There is one eyebolt carry point on this drum. There is a 7" tare on the right hand side of the painted head. There are two spots in the shell where there are visible punctures. Unknown U. R. Drum Co. B
117   This drum measures 16" in diameter x 17 7/8" high. The drum is painted white on the inside and blue on the out side so the type of wood is unknown. There are yellow and orange flur de lis painted all around the outside of the shell. The hoops are single ply maple and are 3/8" thick and 1 5/8" deep. There is one calfskin head with the drum. The drum is completely disassembled and does not have any rope, ears, snare adjusters, cords or bottom head. There is a hole in one side of the drum on the bottom that is 5-6" wide by about 5"-6" tall and additional cracks that run about half way up the shell. The drum was built in 1970 by Ralph Eames and rebuilt in 1977 by Les Compagnies de la Marine de Canada. There is also a not on the label that states the drum was destroyed in September of 1982 by Greg Becker when he ran over it with his car. Rebuilt by Steve Dawson, Mike Klinker, Jeff Little and Jim Smith. Eames, Ralph Tippacanoe
118       Plymouth, MI  
119   This drum shell measures 15.5" x 9" and is a 2 ply mahogany shell. There are very wide and shallow snare beds cut into the bottom of the drum and dark wood vent grommet that is possible rosewood. There is a pair of maple hoops with this drum but nothing more. The drum is currently disassembled.   Parsons, Chas. H. & Co. Unknown
120       Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT  
121       Newbridge (L'Herreux, Larry), Meriden, CT  
122   This drum measures 16.5" in diameter and 15" deep and has a two ply mahogany shell. The shell also has a 10 point compass rose (star) surrounding the venthole and appears to have alternating inlays of maple and walnut. The venthole appears to be rosewood. There are two single ply maple hoops with the drum that are .25" wide x 1.25" deep. There is a female end of a snare adjuster attached to the bottom hoop and there is also a small steel patch near the adjuster because of a split in the hoop. The hoops have no holes in the. There is one flesh hoop included with the drum. Received on 5-3-2015 from Steve Varhol who was assisting the family of Irv Haviland to donate two drums, a bunch of pictures, records and other items.. Fischer, Carl Plainville Fife & Drum Corps
123   This drum measures 16" in diameter by 12" deep and has a single ply maple shell and hoops. The shell has a large 1" wide vent hole that is normal for this maker. The shell is currently in pretty rough condition, with lots of scratches and other issues with the finish. Also included are two flesh hoops, two hoops and a section of rope with the 9 original ears and 18 original hooks. There are also 4 original gut snare cord strands. Received on 5-3-2015 from Steve Varhol who was assisting the family of Irv Haviland to donate two drums, a bunch of pictures, records and other items.. Nokes & Nikolai Plainville Fife & Drum Corps
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. The drum was played at the battle of Bunker Hill in 1773 and at the centenial ceremony of the battle in 1873. Unknown  
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. Drum #1225 Brown, Eli 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 appears 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 reinforcement 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. Drum #691 Brown, William 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 vertical row of tacks on the left with 19 tacks and a row of 13 tacks on the right. There are 4 vertical and 4 horizontal diamonds 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. Drum #1540. The information on the inside of the drum says "This drum Manufactured by Eli Brown Windsor Connecticut 1826. Originally used by Middlefield Connecticut Militia. When Company disbanded it became the property of Captain Miller, Who later gave it to Hezikaiah B. Gear, bothof Middlefield. Laer bcame property of his son C. H. Gear of Centerbrook Connecticut, who several years ago gave it to present owner Clarence Bushnell. June 10th, 1935, Ivoryton Connecticut. Purchased by Harold E. Eck Sr.from Clarence Bushnell, March 1938." Original Price in 1826 was $10.00. Drum Donated by Harold Eck in 2012. Brown, Eli Middlefield Militia
128   This drum measures 25" in diameter x 11" deep and has a two ply mahogany shell. The shell has one large hole in it that has been covered over by a leather patch. There are two leather carry straps that are about 1" wide that are connected to the drum. There is also a rope handle the is attached to the drum through two small holes. The hoops are 3/8" thick by 1.25" deep and are single ply maple. The drum has no heads on it. There are no holes in the hoops so it would have had hooks to hold it together. This drum was donated by Maggie Young and is one of several drums donated that were made by her father. Young  
129   This drum is 16.75" in diameter by 10" deep. The shell is two ply mahogany. There are two single ply maple hoops without holes in them that are painted a maroon color and there is a snare adjuster that runs the length of the shell from hoop to hoop. The drum has no heads or rope on it. This drum was donated by Maggie Young and is one of several drums donated that were made by her father. Young  
130   This drum is 16.5" in diameter by 10" deep. The shell is two ply mahogany/maple shell. There is one calfskin head that is attached to the bottom of the drum. The shell is in serious disrepair with numerous splits in the shell running vertically. This drum was donated by Maggie Young and is one of several drums donated that were made by her father. Young  
131   This drum is 16.25" in diameter by 12.25" deep. The shell is a two play mahogany / maple, with a mahogany vent hole grommet. The inside of the shell is signed "L.B. Joy". There are two natural, single ply maple hoops with the drum that are 3/8" wide by 1 3/8" deep. Included with this drum is a rope with the remains of 10 ears, 20 hooks and a small carry strap. There is also a calfskin head that is still attached to the top of the drum. The drum is currently disassembled. This drum was donated by Maggie Young and is one of several drums donated that were made by her father. Young  
132   This drum measures 16" in diameter by 18" deep and has a single ply maple shell with single ply maple counter hoops. The counter hoops are painted black and have 10 holes in each. There is a small "D" ring style carry point on the top hoop that is held on by 2 small screws. There are 9 dark brown leather ears on this drum and one lighter brown ear that appears to be a replacement. The heads are plastic on the top and bottom of the drum. The rope is a tri twist synthetic rope. The shell is painted by artist Fred Wright and depicts caricatures of three different Revolutionary War style soldiers in different color and style uniforms. two of the soldiers are holding muskets and the soldier in the center is holding a sword. The drums were painted be reknown political cartoonist Fred Wright in 1980. The drum was made by the Eames drum company to Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Republic. Eames, Ralph Yankee Tunesmiths
133   This drum measures 15" in Diameter by 15" deep and has a single ply maple shell and single ply maple hoops. The shell is finished in a natural maple and the hoops are painted black and have 8 holes per hoop. The ears on this drum appear to be Cooperman ears in a dark brown finish and white cotton rope. Both top and bottom heads on this drum are plastic and the snare cord is red natural gut. The front facing of the drum has a painting that was done by political cartoonist Fred Wright (1999) and depicts three soldiers. The 1st soldier is wearing a red coat and playing a fife, the second soldier is wearing a brown coat and carrying a flag and the third soldier is wearing a red coat and is playing a drum. The drums were painted be reknown political cartoonist Fred Wright in 1980. The drum was made by the Eames drum company to Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Republic. Eames, Ralph Yankee Tunesmiths
134   This drum measures 16" in diameter by 16.5" high and a natural maple shell and hoop on top and the bottom hoop is painted black. The hoops have 10 holes in them with cotton rope running through and dark brown Cooperman style ears. The front of the drum is painted by political cartoonist Fred Wright (1980) and depicts a woman in a bonnet and dress plunging a canon, a man in a striped shirt and hat holding a rifle and standing behind the canon and a cannoneer standing behind the canon in a blue coat. There is a drum, strap and sticks in the foreground and cannonballs in the background. The drums were painted be reknown political cartoonist Fred Wright in 1980. The drum was made by the Eames drum company to Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Republic. Eames, Ralph Yankee Tunesmiths
135   This drum measures 26"x14" and has a maple shell and hoops. The black hoops have 12 holes in them and are held onto the drum with cotton rope. The ears appear to be a Cooperman style ear in a dark brown leather. Both heads on the drum are plastic REMO Emperor heads and are painted. The head design reads "Yankee Tunesmiths / Richmond Hill, N.Y.C. / N.Y. State Champs 1981/1982/1983/ Suffolk / Nassau / Champions 1983/ 1976." There are also two red stars painted on the heads. The front of the drum depicts a soldier in Revolutionary war style uniform hold bass drum mallets and standing next to a red rope tension bass drum. and is painted by Fred Wright (1980) The drums were painted be reknown political cartoonist Fred Wright in 1980. The drum was made by the Eames drum company to Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Republic. Eames, Ralph Yankee Tunesmiths
136   This drum measures 26"x14" and has a maple shell and hoops. The black hoops have 12 holes in them and are held onto the drum with cotton rope. The ears appear to be a Cooperman style ear in a dark brown leather. Both heads on the drum are plastic REMO Emperor. The heads are painted and read "Yankee Tunesmiths / Richmond Hill N.Y.C./ 1976" The front of the drum is painted and depicts a soldier in a Revolutionary War style uniform with a long brown coat and holding a spyglass. The drum was painted by Fred Wright(1980) The drums were painted be reknown political cartoonist Fred Wright in 1980. The drum was made by the Eames drum company to Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Republic. Eames, Ralph Yankee Tunesmiths
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  
143   16"x12" Gretsch Rope tension snare drum with 10 "brake" style ears and hooks over hoop. Hoops are 1.25" maple hoops. Most likely played by the Stratford Pioneers. Gretsch  
144       Tack  
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. From the estate of Bill Pace Gretsch 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  
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. Deep River Civec Juniors - Donated by Edith ? Slingerland Deep River Civic Juniors
149       Soistman, Buck  
150       Soistman, Buck  
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. I have located a patent drawing for the snare adjuster on this drum dated 1888. Buckbee, J.H  
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Haynes, John C.  
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Eisele, Henry  
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 drum and was part of a set of 3 snares and one bass drum which also include drum # 170. The address label on the incise 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Eisele, Henry  
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Imperial Unknown
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 guidepost 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Ludwig Unknown
157   8-rod, single tension This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Slingerland  
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 ribbon holding a tambourine, 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Zimmerman, C.F.  
158.A   Rope, originally holes in counterhoops This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Massachusetts Drum Co.  
159   Rope, 10 loops This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown  
161   This drum measures 16"x10 and has maple hoops and an oak shell. There are 14 ears on the drum held on with rope and hooks. The rope appears to be sash cord style. The vent hole has an ebony grommet. Both top and bottom heads are calf and the snare cord is made from 10 individual pieces of gut. The snare adjuster is hoop mounted and both the adjuster and butt plate are brass. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Beal, Ed S. 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 signs 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Tompkins, W.S. & Sons N/A
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 lacquer and over the copper nails at the seam. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Haynes, John C.  
164   This drum measures 17"x10" and has a maple shell and hoops with an outer veneer of white looks like oak. The drum may have been painted white at one time judging from what looks like white paint filling in several imperfections in the finish. The drum has calfskin heads top and bottom and 10 cloth snare cords stretched across the bottom head. The snare adjuster connects to the top hoop and runs the height of the drum. There are 8 single tension rods that hold the drum together that appear to be nickel plated. The carry hook on the top hoop is currently missing. There is an octagonal inlay pattern around the vent hole and the grommet is missing. The vent hole measures .5" across. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Frank Holton & Co. N/A
165   Rope, 11 loops, steel shell, J-hook snare mechanism This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Couesnon  
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 on each 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. 20th Century Drums  
167   15.25"x13" drum with original hoops. The hoops have 10 holes 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 and the 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 handful 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 during the war of 1812. This and the size of the drum, combined with what is left of the label would indicate that the drum was made sometime between 1809 and 1812. It is possible that this was a militia used drum. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Brown, B,E&M  
168   Rope, 12 hooks This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Savage, Henry  
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 unknown 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 designs 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 approximately 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 there also appears to be a snare bed cut into one side of the shell as well. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown  
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 riveted 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Eisele, Henry  
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, / Accordions, Flutinas, Tambourines, 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" This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Clapp, C.C. N/A
172   This drum is 15" in diameter by 12" tall. The shell is covered in a red sparkle material with the words "Bendix Aviation" on the front of the drum in White Marine Pearl. There are 8 dual tension legs on the drum with claw style hooks on the top and bottom. The original drum key is still in the holder next to the snare adjuster. Threads are calfskin on top and bottom of the drum with gut snare cord. The hoops are 1.25' deep and are painted red on the outside top and bottom with an insert of white parine pearl wrap to match the shell. There hardware, including the leg rest that is attached to a couple of the tension rods, is all chrome plated. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Leedy Bendix Aviation
173   This drum measures 15.5" x 9 7/7" and the shell and hoops are maple. The shell has been stained mahogany in color and the hoops are natural maple and 1.25" deep. This drum is currently just a shell and hoops and has no heads or hardware of any type. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown N/A
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 adjuster 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" This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Thompson & O'Dell  
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 consistent 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Soistman, Werner N/A
176   Solid construction This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown  
177   Solid construction This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown  
178   Just shell and hoops This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. NuWay  
179   This is a 15" x 10" Slingerland Radio King snare drum with mahogany shell and maple hoops. The drum has 8 single tension adjusting rods that run through center guide posts. The drum is currently disassembled with all parts in a box. The drum can be reassembled once new heads have been tucked for it. The letters "U.S." are painted on the front of the drum. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Slingerland  
180   12-rod, Single Tension This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. 20th Century Drums  
181   Rope, 14 hooks This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Walberg & Auge  
182   This drum measures 15.5"x10" and has a dark mahogany shell and oak hoops. The hoops have been stained and are close in color to the shell. There are 10 leather brake style ears with the metal pieces at the top of each. The rope is run through nickel over brass. The snare adjuster is attached to the top hoop and runs to the bottom hoop and is adjustable with a thumb screw that sticks over the top of the hoop. Top and bottom heads are calfskin and the snare cord is red cotton. The top hook has a flat - wide style carry. The vent hole grommet is ebony This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown Unknown
183   This drum measures 16"x12" and both the shell and hoops are made from single ply maple. The letters "F ^ D" are written in calligraphy to the left of the vent hole. The vent hole grommet is missing and the hole measures 1" across. The hoops are heavily pitted from use and there is a brass Nokes & Nicolai badge on the top hoop. The snare adjuster is attached to the top hoop and runs from there to the bottom hoop and holds 6 hand wound gut snare strands that are butted on the opposite end with an iron nail. The name "Harte Bros" is hand written on the inside of the shell and the manufacturer name is wood burned into the upper reinforcement ring. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Nokes & Nikolai N/A
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Ludwig & Ludwig  
185   This drum has a 15"x9" maple shell with 1 5/8" deep hoops. There are 12 single tension rods 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 te drum. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Dodge, F.E. N/A
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% 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 "54" is stamped inside, directly across 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. WFL  
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. WFL  
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 consistent 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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Soistman, Werner N/A
189   Rope, unusual knob on counterhoop This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown  
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. This drum was donated on 12-7-15 by Ellis Mirsky. Ellis. This is part of the 40 drums donated from Mr. Mirsky's personal collection upon his retirement. Ellis runs the website fielddrums.com. Unknown  
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 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 Bay Ridge post 157