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This drum was made by an unknown maker in Europe, around 1808-1817. It has a brass shell with a cast coat of arms with a crown and the initials “FWR,” and skin heads. The wood hoops are painted red and white and drilled with 10 holes each for rope which is laced through leather ears, used to tighten the hoops. The shell is stamped below the vent hole:
(And on what appears to be a snare mechanism):
2B 14 LR4
The attribution date for the drum is subject to study.