100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Snare Drum Manufactured

The snare drum is almost always double-headed, with rattles (called snares) of gut or metal wire stretched across one or both heads. It is often used in orchestras, marching bands and concert bands and drum corps, Many different types of concert snare drums exist as manufacturing techniques and mechanical developments evolved. They often came with a leg brace and sling and could be used for marching.

A 4-inch by 15-inch wood-shell drum, dated August 6, 1912 on an internal label. The 20 lugs, with rods that join to metal inserts in the wood counterhoops, provide separate tension for the heads.


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