Do you hear the sound ? Free from rules, we are marching to our own beats found in the Timothy Oulton Drum Collection. A personal favorite of Tim’s, the military inspired drum range is hand crafted with traditional techniques and authentic materials.
Our drums are actual replica of regimental drums from the British Army dating back to 1855, when the role of the drummer boy was born as a vital part of battlefield communications. Signaling different commands, the drum became an important part of battle victories indicating movement of the opponent and direction for the attack. A notable hero from the 19th century is marked in the pages of history as an unnamed British drummer boy who led the attack on the Russians in the Crimean War. He caught hold of his opponent and beat him silly “in truly British fashion” until he surrendered. Marking the significance of the drum and the drummer boy in future battles around the world.
A century later the drum would play a key role in history when a 9 year old boy ran away from home to join the American Civil War. Despite multiple rejections from different regiments, John Lincoln Clem, someone like us, steadfast to his beliefs and passionate to be a part of the revolution, eventually was accepted into the Union Army as a mascot. He quickly won over his peers and superiors to become the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history. A young boy who lived free of rules and according to his own beliefs become famous for his bravery on the battlefield and signature “long roll” on the drum to lead the charge in several victories.
From battle cries to rock-n-roll, the drum is the world’s oldest and omnipresent musical instrument. Transitioning through the ages, the life of the drum has evolved from a tool of declaration, to a piece of lasting inspiration. A testament to true heritage reinvented with energy and passion, this military-inspired collection includes authentic materials such as vellum, hand-painted solid wood, and leather, reconstructed into functional lamp tables, coffee tables, and bookcases for the modern home. The product range includes; 4ft and 6ft drum bookcase, side table, coffee table, drum stack with drawers and a drum chandelier. Available in wooden and brass finishes.
We are marching to the beat of freedom, just as John did in 1861.
Come and see our drums collection in a Timothy Oulton store near you!