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Old 10-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #11
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I was refering to picture 18 which I can make out the rgh mark but not he rest of the silver marks are they the same as in picture 9
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:46 PM   #12
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If all the rest are D&N; the RGH appears to be a replacement..... thistle pattern but different from D&N pattern IMO
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:23 AM   #13
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They appear almost identical to my set of '69 Hardies, though as observed above some of the silver has been replaced (i.e. the tuning pin in photo 17). The D&N hallmark in photo 9 is consistent with those on my set as well.

My original blowpipe is even cracked in the same spot where this set has been wrapped with electrical tape...

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Old 10-26-2010, 04:15 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the responses on this pipe. So.......would the general opinion be Hardies? ?(That would have been my guess) BUT there has been enough Grainger and Campbell suggestions to make me wonder


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Old 10-26-2010, 10:15 PM   #15
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Hi Don... I got the feeling right off that they are Hardies... Grainger did do copies of Hardie only because that was the Military pipe style of choice back then (Henderson style bores)... but there were many retro fits done in the early '70s of Hardie and Grainger using whom ever was available at the time to add silver. The style of the early Hardie ivory is very much the same as later Grainger (under MacLeod)... so if the age of the pipe is from the 50s then you may have Hardies on your hands. In the 60s Hardie began turning the ivory mounts more like Henderson from the 30s/40s/50s... slightly thinner (that's about when they took over Henderson) while Grainger stayed thicker. In either case, a great set of pipes set with silver and ivory like this is worth $7000 to have Atherton make them for replacement. Cheers
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:53 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Neill Mulvie View Post
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?
I looked at those pipes in person and they didn't resemble any Hardies I've seen. I've handled dozens and dozens, maybe hundreds, of Hardies and none looked like this. The tone chambers are very fat and the overall look is chunky and squarish. Hardies by comparison are more elegant in profile.

I just went on Ringo's Bagpipe Place Museum and the catalin Grainger & Campbells he shows look very much like this pipe.

Another example of a chunky bagpipe which I believe are G&Cs are Pipe Major Kevin Blandford's old pipes:

Narrow bores and a fat chunky profile= lots of wood= a very heavy bagpipe.
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