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Bass Drum

Maker:
John G. Pike (American, Plymouth, New York 1815–1884 Norwich, New York)
Date:
1860–80
Geography:
Norwich, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, parchment, leather, metal
Dimensions:
Diameter ±68.7cm (±27 1/16 in.); Depth 44.3 cm (17 7/16 in.)
Classification:
Membranophone
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2523
Not on view
Marking: (on printed paper label inside shell):
Premium Drums./Bass Drums!/for brass and martial bands--2 to 3 feet Head./SNARE DRUMS, the double or lined stave drums,/Made of Rosewood and Birdseye Maple, also/the common maple/and/Boy's drums,/of all sizes, kept constantly on hand./Repairing Done on Short Notice./JOHN G. PIKE,/Mitchell Street,/Norwich, N.Y.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 44, ill.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 63, fig. 43, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 210.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 210.



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