Master Blaster

As with many drums of the 18th and 19 centuries, this full-barrel bass was more than likely hand crafted by a trunk and furniture maker, or possibly even a coach and carriage builder.  The main tack pattern surrounding the sling attachments is very common to that which was used on the lids of storage or travel trunks of the era.  A drum maker would normally have his own unique tack pattern to identify his work as opposed to a commonly used utilitarian tack design familiar to trunk builders.  A secondary brass tack pattern of a circle within a circle is located surrounding the unreinforced vent hole.

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