Snare drum blazes

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Snare drum blazes

Post  pittorf on Fri 29 Apr 2011, 8:26 am

While on the subject of pipe bands and drums and bugles/military bands, another question pops to mind that my research cannot answer.
When did the regiments start adding "Drum blazes" to their snare and tenor drums? Many pictures I have show the drums shells to be brass, but after WWI there seems to be addition of regimental crests/blazes etc.
Can anyone add or comment on this? Thanks.
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Re: Snare drum blazes

Post  martin tabony on Fri 29 Apr 2011, 11:58 pm

I'm not sure of the exact date, as I'm mainly interested in post 1870s but there are photos showing bandsmen in white during the 1860s showing emblazoned drums, and painting of a much earlier date.


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