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Old 08-10-2009, 05:18 AM   #11
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Thanks for letting me know, I have no talent for this sort of thing. How can I paste the right link? The pictures are uploaded but I don't know how to do it right.


How about this link?

http://s851.photobucket.com/albums/a...en%20bagpipes/
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:46 AM   #12
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Here are the links to another Glen set : ca. 1900 David Glen 3/4 size in cocuswood, ivory and nickel, stamped DAVID GLEN/EDINBURGH on the bass drone stock. Chanter unstamped but original to the set - I have other (stamped) David Glen chanters in the very same style.

http://s851.photobucket.com/albums/a...en%20bagpipes/


Another, hopefully correct link to the Thomas Glen's (ca. 1850, cocuswood, ivory, silver slides, early J&R Glen chanter : see the post above)

http://s851.photobucket.com/albums/a...en%20bagpipes/
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:27 AM   #13
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Are these Old Glens? They seem to have Glen Features.

http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t.../Old%20Drones/
Those cord guides seem a bit wide for D. Glen plus I think D. Glen typically combed so that seven teeth are sticking up - 26 tpi too. The ones in your photos look like six teeth are sticking up.

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Old 08-10-2009, 09:19 PM   #14
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I have a set of David Glen and Sons in cocus, circa 1940. They are being worked on by Charley Kron at the moment, so these pictures were taken months ago.

http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t...albumview=grid
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:58 AM   #15
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I have a set of David Glen and Sons in cocus, circa 1940. They are being worked on by Charley Kron at the moment, so these pictures were taken months ago.

http://s160.photobucket.com/albums/t...albumview=grid

Wonderful simplicity - it's great that the original chanter is still present. A lovely set, with lovely sapwood. Don't you think that these pipes should be a bit earlier than 1940? Btw, I don't know if that kind of hard rubber stuff for the mouthpiece was still being produced around WW2.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:14 AM   #16
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I'm only going by what Kron told me. I hope they are earlier! I will gladly amend the vintage of this set.


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Wonderful simplicity - it's great that the original chanter is still present. A lovely set, with lovely sapwood. Don't you think that these pipes should be a bit earlier than 1940? Btw, I don't know if that kind of hard rubber stuff for the mouthpiece was still being produced around WW2.
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Old 08-22-2009, 05:51 PM   #17
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I think these are the accepted bore measurements for David Glen:

Bass stock length7.000Bass stock bore0.800Bass bottom length11.500Bass bottom bore0.372Bass mid overall length11.500Bass mid chamber length4.000Bass mid chamber bore0.700Bass mid small bore length7.770Bass mid small bore0.446Bass top - overall length11.625Bass top - chamber length4.000Bass top - chamber bore0.700Bass top - small bore lengthBass top - small boreBass bell depth1.000Bass bell width1.000Bass top - bushing0.622Tenor stock length5.250Tenor stock bore0.800Tenor bottom section9.000Tenor bottom bore0.348Tenor top - overal length8.125Tenor top - chamber length3.000Tenor top - chamber bore0.675Tenor top - small bore lengthTenor top - small boreTenor top - bell depth1.000Tenor top - bell width1.000Tenor top - bushing0.573

You may want to check your pipes against these measurements.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:50 PM   #18
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Those measurements match pretty well to what I have for the earlier drones - no later than 1880.

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