Snare Drum

Description:

This snare drum was manufactured for the firm of J. Howard Foote in New York, from 1865 to 1880. It has a mahogany-veneer wood shell, two wood hoops, two skin heads, and a gut snare. There are eight sets of nickel-plated hooks laced with rope, through leather ears, used to tighten the hoops. The top hoop features a brass medallion inscribed with the J. Howard Foote logo.

J. Howard Foote (1833-1896) originally trained as a clockmaker and machine worker, began his employment at the firm of Rohé & Leavitt at No. 31 Maiden Lane in New York around 1853 and acquired the company after Rohé and Leavitt retired in 1863. Foote established a branch store in Chicago in 1868, remaining in business until his death in 1896.

Date Made: 1865 - 1880

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055732Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55732

Object Name: drum

Physical Description: wood (overall material)leather (overall material)linen (lashing cord material)iron (tightening hooks material)rope (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 in x 19 in x 19 in; 30.48 cm x 48.26 cm x 48.26 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0e3c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1068245

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