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DRUM - FABULOUS AMERICAN PRESENTATION DRUM

Lyon & Healy

Military Side Drum.

Chicago, 1887. Height: 12.25" (31.1 cm). Diameter: 17.5" (44.5 cm). In remarkably perfect condition.
The drum has a veneered shell of handsomely-figured wood with a large marquetry panel of various colored woods displaying musical instruments and floral decorations. The rims are also richly inlayed in geometric patterns. The silver plaque is engraved: "INTERNATIONAL MILITARY / ENCAMPMENT / FIRST (PRESENTED) PLACE / BY / LYON & HEALY/ CHICAGO / OCT.1887.
The firm of Lyon and Healy dates back to 1864 and by the latter part of the century, it was manufacturing a wide range of musical instruments. This stunning presentation side drum was awarded as a first place trophy for marksmanship. The occasion was the lavish International Military Encampment in Chicago commemorating the 50th anniversary of its founding.
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