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20360 Rare Civil War Era Original Tambourine

This is an absolutely beautiful example of a Civil War era
tambourine as used by the troops on both sides at camp by the fires
at night for entertainment.  It retains a very heavy aged patina and
is 100% original and complete.  Dark wood rims painted red on the
inside, with several decorative brass tacks holding the head in
place.  Overall measurements are 9 5/8" across, 1 3/4" wide rims.  
There are 5 cymbals and a thumb hole in the rims.  $225