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Old 09-28-2015, 06:58 AM
NKAM NKAM is offline
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Default French drum? military? help with identification please!

Hi there, new to this forum so I trust this is the right place to post this. I recently came across and interesting and quite beautiful object which is French, possibly military, I'm guessing mid C20th and I think an instrument of percussion? I've attached some pictures and the manufacturer on the back is engraved P DESLAURIER 25 Rue Michel-le Comte PARIS.

It's approx. 12cm in diameter and consists of three layers - a leather(?) cover, a metal ring middle layer and a wooden base - there is also a leather strap and buckle - the strap has the name Francis Baton Batteur written on it...any ideas or advice gratefully received!

Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:33 AM
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Default Re: French drum? military? help with identification please!

It's a practice drum pad
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:35 AM
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It's a practice drum pad
You are ahead of me ...
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:40 AM
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Default Re: French drum? military? help with identification please!

to the forum!
My guess late 1930's and as stated a practice pad. No idea what it is worth. Not finding anything for Francis Baton Batteur.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:31 AM
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Default Re: French drum? military? help with identification please!

Your assumption is probably about right... Mid 20th century...

Here is a link to another post re the Deslauriers brand...

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http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/show...t=10028&page=2
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:14 AM
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Thank you all for taking the time to respond....couldn't find anything like it so the identification as a practice drum pad is terrific! cheers, NKAM
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:18 AM
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Batteur in French means "drummer" so that is the blokes name - Francis Baton Drummer
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: French drum? military? help with identification please!

Well, working backwards:

Batteur can be a drummer or a drum
Baton is a stick
And Francis is some guy who had a stick practice pad.
Very cool. Might want to seek the advice of our french confreres:

http://www.ladrummerie.com/
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:39 AM
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Ah but a drumstick is a "baguette" - hence the long loaf of bread given this name too..
I think a baton is an orchestral conductor's thing
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:58 AM
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Definitely a "strap on" practice pad. The appearance of the grain on the natural skin pad suggests pig skin; possibly goat skin.
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