The SB Hydrogen (1906) Snare.
Occasionally, when suitable supplies can be sourced, Provenance builds drums from other materials.
The Thames Sailing Barge “Hydrogen” was built at Rochester, Kent in 1906. She regularly carried cargos of tar and oil from the Thames and Medway to Scotland. She was taken out of service in 1976 but continues to sail on the Blackwater in the South East of England.
The “Hydrogen” snare drum shell has been carved from a solid block of Iroko which was originally part of the rigging chock on the port side of the deck.
Because of the size of the Iroko block, this snare is a one-off but the first of the Provenance Carved Snare range which will be added to when other blocks of suitable timber become available.
As such, this drum is a unique piece of nautical history.
The 16mm thick shell measures 13”x 4.5” and is fitted with Aquarian heads and Puresound Equaliser snare wires. The shell has rounded 45 degree bearing edges.
Provenance snare drums website design by Alan Kirwan and produced by Mseye