~ Sea Cadet Corps T.S. Defender Regimental Side Drum By Hawkes & Son ~
A great ‘regimental’ Sea Cadet Corps side drum for the Training Ship Defender.
The rope tensioned side drum is made from brass and has its original parts including ropes and white leather bindings.
The front of the drum has been painted black with the T.S. Defenders crest: A banner with “T.S. “Defender” written inside above a ships crest, anchor in centre with the words “Sea Cadet Corps” around, a second banner with “Ready Aye Ready” just below.
The top edge and lower edges, which are made from wood and hold the ropes in place, have black borders, a white centre with a white wavy line which goes down the centre.
The drums brass is stamped…
“Hawkes & Sons, London (Broadarrow)”.
~ Dimensions ~
The drum has a diameter of 14.5 inches (36.9 cm) and a height of 14.7 inches (37.3 cm). It weighs 3.86 Kg.
~ Condition ~
Typical usage/storage wear to the brass, including scratches. The top of the drum skin is torn, the reverse has one of the coils loose.