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Bagpipe (musette)

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Two chanters and six drones. Leather bag covered with blue velvet and silver braid. Three stocks: one of which has attached to it the bourdon cylinder, and extends 12.5 cm. into the bag, forming a protective cap for the drone reeds. The bag is inflated by bellows. Two chanters are attached...

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

mid-18th century

Object Place



Large chanter length (without reed) 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ebony, ivory, leather, cloth


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones