Chanter for a set of bagpipes

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made by Henry Stark, London, c. 1908 - 1909

Postcard of Chanter for a set of bagpipes.
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Chanter for a set of bagpipes

Patented bagpipe chanter by Henry Starck of London, c.1908-09 (British Patent 23839), made of African blackwood, ivory-mounted, and fitted with three keys - 'High B', 'Low G', and 'Low F'. The chanter is stamped 'H Starck / Patent / Denham St. Picadilly Circus'.

The firm of Henry Starck, Musical Wind Instrument and Bagpipe Maker, making Highland and Irish bagpipes, was founded in London in 1876. He went into a partnership with William Ross (1815-1891), Queen Victoria's Piper from 1854 and began making bagpipes, and Ross's name appeared on Starck's early work. Henry Starck introduced a new bagpipe about 1906 with a keyed chanter and bass, baritone and tenor drones set in a common stock. He took out a series of Patents between about 1906 and 1910 for 'Irish System' and 'Scottish System' War Pipes. The firm closed down in 1962.

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Online ID: 000-000-579-771-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1999.260
Date: c.1908 - 1909 (date of manufacture)
Material: African blackwood and ivory
What: Chanter
Who: Henry Starck (manufacturer)
Where: England, London (place of manufacture)
Description: Chanter for a set of bagpipes of African blackwood, ivory mounted, fitted with three keys.
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