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Early Marching Drum History

So, where do we begin? How about the first known drum maker on the American Continent!

1809 - Porter Blanchard, Concord, N.H. The first drum maker on the American continent to make military parade drums. Porter Blanchard was succeeded by Eli Brown & Son, of Windsor, Connecticut.

One of the earliest patents we have found on Google Patents is the Dobson Snare Drum

The Dobson Snare Drum

Filing date: Feb 23, 1882 / Issue date: Jun 6, 1882
Inventor: H. C. Dobson / Patent number: 258899




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