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Old 01-22-2020, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

A woman emailed me, saying she was given a set of 1970 Lawries and loves the bag and is wondering what the make of the bag is. The bag is medium gray hide. The bag is original and has no stamps or marks on it.

Can anyone provide insight on what Lawrie sold their pipes with? Did they make their own bags?

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Old 01-23-2020, 07:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

I had pipes/bag like that.bought in 1973 at the CNE. no idea whose bag...no markings either.
It was not high quality. Probably ...ok,might,..have been cottage industry sewn with RGL or a ‘real’ maker providing the skin and some quick instruction.
Pretty certain it wasn’t Icelandic Sheep.

Wonder what became of that fame claim..Icelandic sheep....bags.

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Default Re: Bag on 1970 Lawrie pipes?

Maybe this answers the question.

(Yes, I know she stated "hide" but could it be?)


From the thread "Bannatyne Hybrid Bag Longetivity"
dated 08/30/2016 @12:04PM:

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Jim Fogelman
08-31-2016, 07:08 PM
I started off with one (old style - dark grey suede, side zipper). It lasted about a year until it began to leak like a sieve at the seam.


and this:

Jim Sloan
09-01-2016, 10:30 AM
Both my current ones are the dark grey suede, about 7-8 years old.

The new one coming is the tan colored.

I have installed two on a band mates pipes. They seem sturdier than the old style,
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Maybe this answers the question.

(Yes, I know she stated "hide" but could it be?)


From the thread "Bannatyne Hybrid Bag Longetivity"
dated 08/30/2016 @12:04PM:

......,
No hybrid or syn bags, no zippers in 1970.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:15 PM   #5
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The bag she has is not a synthetic or hybrid. It leaks, but she loves the shape and size so was hoping to figure out the make so she can buy another . . . if the maker is still in business!

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Old 01-23-2020, 12:33 PM   #6
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The bag she has is not a synthetic or hybrid. It leaks, but she loves the shape and size so was hoping to figure out the make so she can buy another . . . if the maker is still in business!

Andrew
Maybe...but morphed into another name or takeover . If she would measure the depth and length she might find a Lee cow bag will match...and be better.
Or spring for a right sized Canmore hybrid.👌
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:36 PM   #7
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No hybrid or syn bags, no zippers in 1970.

Yes..Because nobody ever changes the bag on their old pipes.

Sorry, I didn't know the bag was "original" to the pipes. That is one helluva bag. She should get another!!
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:58 PM   #8
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Well... and if I remember correctly... on the old
AirTight tin... (Yes! Tin! :) ... it said something
along the lines of...

Guaranteed to Repair Any Bag Not Actually Burst

Perhaps... just a now-plastic bottle... of AirTight...
might do the trick... :)

Just a thought...








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Well... and if I remember correctly... on the old
AirTight tin,,, (Yes! Tin. ... it said something

along the lines of...


Guaranteed to Repair Any Bag Not Actually Burst


Perhaps... just a now-plastic bottle of AirTight might
do the trick...


Just a thought...








“Guaranteed to make tight any bag not actually burst” .....IIRC...
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I suspect the pipes sat idle for quite a while.

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