Rose, Morris & Co. Snare Drum

Rose, Morris & Co. Snare Drum

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This snare drum was made by Rose, Morris & Co. in London, England, around 1968-1970. It is a Clansman model with a black lacquer wood shell, chrome-plated metal flange hoops, a white vinyl top head and a clear vinyl bottom head, and a metal snare. There are 6 chrome-plated metal ribs attached to the shell covering the metal tensioning rods. The maker’s medallion around the vent hole is inscribed:

CLANSMAN
ROSE, MORRIS & CO.
MADE IN ENGLAND

This drum was used by a member of the United States Air Force Pipe Band. In 1950, the band was formed as part of the United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps. A separate Air Force Pipe Band was formed in 1960, and by 1970, the pipe band was disbanded.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drum
date made
1968-1970
associated dates
1980 06 11 / 1980 06 11
1980 06 11 / 1980 06 11
place made
United Kingdom: England
associated place
Switzerland
Switzerland
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 13 in x 13 in; 38.1 cm x 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
MI.075303
accession number
295417
catalog number
075303
Credit Line
Transfer from General Services Administration
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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