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This rare American-made military drum dates to 1740. The second oldest signed and dated American drum in existence, it is inscribed with the name of its maker, Robert Crosman of Taunton, Massachusetts.

Object Details

  • Drum
    Made by Robert Crosman
    Taunton, Massachusetts
    Wood, Paper, Ink, Hemp, Iron
    Museum of the American Revolution


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First Newspaper Printing of the Declaration of Independence

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