Firth, Pond & Co. Snare Drum

Firth, Pond & Co. Snare Drum

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Description

This snare drum was made by Firth, Pond & Co. in New York, around 1847-1864. It has a light brown shell, two red-painted hoops, two skin heads, 10 metal hooks laced with rope through leather ears used to tighten the hoops, and a gut snare. The paper label inside the shell is inscribed:

[FIRTH] POND & CO.,
[ ]ers, Manufacturers and Dealers in
[Instru]ments, Publishers of Music
&c. &c.
[B]ROADWAY, NEW Y[ORK]

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drum
date made
1847-1864
associated dates
1980 06 11 / 1980 06 11
1980 06 11 / 1980 06 11
maker
Firth, Pond & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 22 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
MI.069391
catalog number
069391
accession number
266008
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Florence A. Weiland
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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