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Old 01-23-2020, 07:52 PM   #11
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I suspect the pipes sat idle for quite a while.

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a 3/4 cup of warm water poured quickly in thru a stock...then all corked, quickly blow it up to slosh it all around inside...then immediately dump it. ( a Moose valve can help facilitate)

Wait 5 minutes and give it a braw. She might be very surprised how better tight it is...then use some airtight the next day.

I did this for a band guy who hadn’t touched his pipes in several years and was all panicked he’d have to replace his Gannaway bag. He didn’t.
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:06 AM   #12
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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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If it came direct from Lawrie the bag was probably made by Lawrie.

All the old pipemakers, as far as I know, sold their pipes as standard with "hide" bags (cowhide) which were nearly always made in-house.

Lawrie of course made sporrans, belts, etc so leather-work was no stranger to them.

Obviously in 1970 synthetic or hybrid or any other sort of bag other than hide or sheep didn't exist.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:25 PM   #13
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Ew. I strongly suggest that this bag be replaced, for hygienic reasons if nothing else. If she feels that strongly about it, she can have a modern one custom made to the same dimensions.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:45 PM   #14
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Ew. I strongly suggest that this bag be replaced, for hygienic reasons if nothing else. If she feels that strongly about it, she can have a modern one custom made to the same dimensions.
This was kind of what I was thinking. Untie and measure it, order a quality bag like Lee and Sons or Gannaway etc.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:09 PM   #15
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This was kind of what I was thinking. Untie and measure it, order a quality bag like Lee and Sons or Gannaway etc.
Or send the bag to someone to disassemble it and copy it.
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