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Old 03-02-2018, 11:12 AM   #11
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These are wonderful photos.

Thanks and keep them coming if there are more.
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:31 PM   #12
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Yes you don't often see drones that horizontal, but you do often see drones more angled that most pipers do nowadays.

(Note that he has ribbons on his outer tenor that don't go anywhere.)



None of that "lend an ear to the drone" business!



Anyhow here's a fellow wearing a velvet doublet



Father and son?



Grandfather and granddaughter?



Elegant gent. The shape of his Glengarry is similar to the first single piper photo above.



Look how extraordinarily wide the tashes/flaps on his doublet are

Picture N 2 (with the fowl on a shovel) shows one of the two extravagant sets made in the 1880's by John Center, with "more-than-full" silver and celtic carving.
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:01 PM   #13
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Was it finally 1950s-60s? ...a metal tube jammed thru a cork... Anybody recall more, others, or differently?
I think water-traps go back much further, who knows how long ago. My c1905 Lawries had the water-trap built in: the blowpipe stock was blind-bored, solid across the bottom, with a much narrower hole drilled through. I'm sure it originally had a brass tube shoved in that hole.
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:13 PM   #14
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What do we suppose it is crawling up ( down?) the Elegant Gents’ chanter stock?
Yes it's strange. Are these the same pipes? Is this the same piper?





Andrew Lentz' site says of the lower photo

"Henry Forsyth. Piper to three monarchs (1911-1941): King George V, King Edward VII, and King George VI. This photo was taken at the Braemar Gathering in 1926."
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:08 AM   #15
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It could be the same piper. Number one looks like an earlier photo, and that certainly looks like Balmoral Castle in the background,which suggests that it is a picture of the King's Piper. Both show a row of medals as a King's Piper would have. Both sets of pipes look to be full silver.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:27 PM   #16
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This is clearly William Ross, Queen's Piper from the death of Angus Mackay until his own death in 1898. He was a major piping figure, for more than just being Queen Victoria's piper. He was a pipemaker and a major compiler of pipe music.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:31 PM   #17
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I saw this one posted above two. I don't recall who the other pipers are, but the man sitting in the chair is Archibald Campbell of Kilberry fame.
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All workers on the Kilberry estate circa 1899.
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Why do Ross and Forsyth have the same strange chanter stock?
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Why do Ross and Forsyth have the same strange chanter stock?[/

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Yes...as I mentioned in post 10 above....there seems to be a face on the Elegant Gent’s set... if I enlarge it I see what seems a relief face of two eyes and a nose...
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