A wonderful Piece of Americana, this is snare drum made of brass with the Patent date of 1897 on the side. The drum is 8" tall and 10" in diameter. It is embossed brass design with the 13 star flag all around. There are interlocking hearts carved in the rims. What appears to be original braided roping and brass stays.
Both skins are intact with one small hole in the top skin and a child scribbled in pencil on the bottom skin. It is a beauty in very good condition.