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Old 07-28-2019, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Help to identify my pipes!

G'day all. I just received my first set of pipes. They are a loan set from my band and unfortunately no one seems to know the make.
The engraving on the bass drone says: Presented to 2/1.MER.REGT.R.A.A.A.1.E Sept.1940
So, they must be from that year or older.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2019, 06:33 AM   #2
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They look kinda like Robertson pipes, before the mounts went way oversized.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:59 PM   #3
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Afraid I can't comment on who made the pipes but I must say I am interested in them from a historical point of view. Is it an Army band you are with or civilian? From what I can gather of the inscription you have posted these were presented to a member of a Royal Australian Artillery battery. I can't see clearly in the pics you posted up, is there a name and rank of the person they were presented to included? This could yield some history of the pipes, perhaps through the Australian War Memorial and, perhaps even where they came from.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:29 AM   #4
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Greetings, piperrat,

Happy to have you join in our mob!! :)

About a possible maker? Hmm....

From the photos... the ferrules appear to be... closed.

As far as I know... Lawrie... at that time... was the only
major house... regularly making their pipes with closed
ferrules... and this may be a good starting point... if and
indeed... Lawrie... is/was... the only one doing so.

Now... as there are (and always :) many more things
that I don't know... than that I do... this may not be 100%
correct... and I would greatly appreciate others (who are
much more knowledgeable :) ... to join in...

Regards, (and they look a damned fine set!! :),


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Old 08-05-2019, 10:31 AM   #5
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This may have been obvious to you, but have you also tried looking under the cords on the drones? Makers sometimes provided additional identification information in the cord grooves, particularly on the bass drone top.
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