SOLD: vintage 1910s COB tango drum / banjo drum / single head snare drum

Big Beat

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Here's something you don't see every day.

Vintage single headed tango drum (a.k.a. banjo drum), c. 1910s. These were a budget, more compact alternative to a full snare drum and a brief fad that did not catch on - an obscure piece of history.

This drum measures approximately 12" in diameter by 3" deep, has a COB (chrome-over-brass) shell and of course a calf head. The leg rest is unusual, I am not sure whether it's original or had been added at some point in this drum's life.

Condition is not bad for a 100+ year old relic / museum piece. The calf head has a very old hand-sewn repair. One of the "lugs" pops out of the shell and I don't know how to attach it. At least one wingnut might be stripped. I did not attempt to tune or adjust it, but the drum is complete and I see no reason why it couldn't be made playable with a little TLC.

The last pic shows a similar tango drum from a 1917 Bruno catalog.

Here's the topic where it's being discussed: http://www.drumforum.org/index.php?/topic/152136-unusual-antique-single-headed-snare-drum-any-info/

$150 INCLUDING SHIPPING.
 

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