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Bagpipe (union pipes)

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Chanter, two drones, three regulators. Leather bag covered with plaid cotton. Three stocks. The bag is inflated by bellows embellished with a brass eagle marked with a figure '8.' Large stock, to which are attached drones and regulators, with a shut-off valve for drones. Short drone of...

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Stamped on main stock: M EGAN


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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1850

Object Place

Liverpool, England


Chanter length (without reed) 44.7 cm (17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ebony, oak, ivory, brass, leather


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones