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Small pipes bagpipe


Set of chamber bagpipes, or small pipes, consisting of three drones in a common stock, made of ebony, rosewood and laburnum mounted with bone and ivory, inscribed on mounts to Colonel Montgomery, 1757 and probably made in Glasgow, early - mid 18th century

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Object name

Small pipes bagpipe

Production information

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Northern Europe


Early - mid 18th century


Laburnum, Rosewood, Ebony, Ivory, Bone


British land forces: 1st Highland Battalion
Montgomery, Archibald, 1726 - 1796
British land forces: 77th Regiment of Foot
Seven Years War


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Cheape, Hugh. 'The Rosetta Stone of Scottish Piping'. Common Stock: The Journal of the Lowland and Border Pipers' Society. Vol. 4, No. 1 (1989), pp. 5 - 10. (Including discussion of Scottish small pipes)

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