Technical description: Probably one of a pair. The soft felt head is a separate ring of material fixed on a threaded arbor of ebonite or other black synthetic material with a circular `nut' of horn to hold the felt in place. This is mounted on a cane shaft with a 12mm diameter knob on the end of it. This construction may have been intended to allow the performer to replace the felt head with one of a different hardness or weight but not during performance). Total mass 25g; head mass 15g (60%).
General usage of type: timpani performance.
r. parks, 15 or 22 may 1999; c.j. overton 12.9.98
length 330; head diameter 45.
ex- A.A. Shivas collection.; Gift of Mrs Isabel Shivas, 1996.