A Good Rattling Instrument

Maker:  Abner D. StevensCirca:  Late 1790’s-Early 1800’s Dimensions:  14.5”(h) x 16.5”(dia.)

As hostilities with England became a not too distant memory, the inhabitants of the new American Nation now had the task of rebuilding not only the physical damage caused by no less than seven years of a very personal war, but had an entire economy to repair as well.  Born in a small New England town in 1770, a young and industrious Abner D. Stevens started making drums at his shop in Hancock, Massachusetts, in 1794 as his principle means of income.

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