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Old 04-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #21
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Default Re: Id an old set

I had always heard that the reason Lawrie had the taper was they were made in a nearby thimble factory.
Can anyone back that up?
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #22
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Here's some Lawrie ferrules.

In this set you can see a rather subtle taper, with subtle rounding of the shoulders.

On some Lawrie ferrules you'll see quite perpendicular sides and nicely squared-off shoulders... these Lawrie ferrules look almost like other makers' ferrules which are soldered together from sheet stock.

On others, particularly later sets, you'll see strongly tapered/conical ferrules with very rounded shoulders... these cannot be mistaken for anything other than Lawrie work.



Here's a closeup showing typical old Lawrie ferrules and endcaps very well

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:53 AM   #23
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= concave on the underside of the mounts as these appear to be in the photos.
Aye, they are. In fact the projecting mounts are not made separatly. They have been turned with the drone joints from a 2" block.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:38 AM   #24
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Tought the projecting mounts were what I call "under cut" or dished on the under side. Cant remember where I read about this but believe it was rather unique to one maker. The better pics do look very Lawrie and there is a very similar set on island bagpipes site under Lawrie. Damn I'm goin to have to find the info on those projecting mounts.
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