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Old 10-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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I ran across these at a games recently and I am thinking early Hardie. Some of the silver is stamped RGH but not all. Robertson was suggested but I very much doubt it.

Check out photos here:
http://s785.photobucket.com/albums/y...ie%20bagpipes/

Help pinning them down would be great.

Thanks,

Don
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Don : As I'm told, the Robertson firm had some orders filled by Grainger & Campbell in the final days of the Robertson company's existance.

Ken Smith, a piper in the Detroit area & formerly a band mate, said he ordered a set of Robertsons (in the late 60's as I recall..) but instead received a set of half-silver G&C's instead.

My guess is that those pipes are Grainer & Campbell's from that carry over period in the final days of the Robertson company.

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Old 10-12-2010, 11:10 PM   #3
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Don : As I'm told, the Robertson firm had some orders filled by Grainger & Campbell in the final days of the Robertson company's existance.

Ken Smith, a piper in the Detroit area & formerly a band mate, said he ordered a set of Robertsons (in the late 60's as I recall..) but instead received a set of half-silver G&C's instead.

My guess is that those pipes are Grainer & Campbell's from that carry over period in the final days of the Robertson company.

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A set of bagpipes with RGH stamped silver and mounts/turning which looks like Hardie's style is described as Robertson or Grainger and Campbell
How does this Logic work?

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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Don : As I'm told, the Robertson firm had some orders filled by Grainger & Campbell in the final days of the Robertson company's existance.

Ken Smith, a piper in the Detroit area & formerly a band mate, said he ordered a set of Robertsons (in the late 60's as I recall..) but instead received a set of half-silver G&C's instead.

My guess is that those pipes are Grainer & Campbell's from that carry over period in the final days of the Robertson company.

P.
I am with Paul.....had a quick look at the pictures last night and Grainger Campbell was my immediate thought.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:53 AM   #5
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WOW... I just had deja vu a little bit. Whatever these are... they are some kind of knock off of those. OR maybe they are those, after 30-40 years of exposure to high wasteland desert climate...

http://www.rojellio.com/oldpipes1.jpg

http://www.rojellio.com/oldpipes2.jpg

http://www.rojellio.com/oldpipes3.jpg Notice the pins holding the ring caps in place.

These were Ken Miller's bad weather and all around "beater set".... from back in the day before Poly/Delrin Pipes existed. I kind of suspected they were of Mid-East manufacture. I played them for about 7 years... and actually got a good sound out of them. Getting a sweet sound out of that lot isn't the most brilliant way to make friends with people who arent getting the most out of thier new'ish set of known maker Pipes.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:30 AM   #6
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The hallmarks on the silver seem to indicate Birmingham, 1947 (see photo 9). I cannot discover the identity of the silversmith "D & N".

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Old 10-13-2010, 09:49 AM   #7
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Dalman & Narborough.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:18 PM   #8
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Are they Kintails?
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:56 PM   #9
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Picture 9 hallmark is for Dalman & Narbourgh 1972 which would make more sense of the Hardie atribute as Hardie did not start trading until 1950.
I can't make out the rest of the stamps in the rgh hallmarked piece is it the same date letters etc
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:08 PM   #10
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Zooming in on the pictures the halmark in picture 9, it looks like an anchor a lion and the letter x if that is any help.

cheers,

Don

Looking at the silver, I am wondering if it is a retrofit from another pipe with missing/lost pieces replaced with newer silver Does this apear likely from the pictures?
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