Technical description: Brass shell, counter-hoops and fittings; wooden flesh hoops. 8 steel tension rods and wing nuts. Unusual in that the tensioning wing-nuts are at the batter head end, not underneath as now usual. Top counter-hoops with horseshoe-shaped belt hook loop. 14-inch heads. Repair History: Top (batter) head fitted with an old snare head skin, possibly original.
General usage of type: marching band. Specific usage history: Formerly used in the Ayrshire Yeomanry.
a.a. shivas, 1993; c.|overton and r.|parks, 9.5.98.
Formerly owned by Colonel T.P. Murray of Aberdeen whose uncle used the drum and its associated sticks in the Ayrshire Yeomanry (a mounted regiment with, however, a foot band).; Gift of A.A. Shivas, 1993.