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Small card box used to post a set of drones reeds and various other items relating to the Highland bagpipe

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c. 1908

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000-000-579-660-C
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Small card box used to post a set of drones reeds and various other items relating to the Highland bagpipe

Small rectangular card box with a brown lid and metal corners which was used to send a set of drones through the post. The box is addressed to 'Pipe Major Ronald Mackenzie, Gordon Castle, Fochabers' and is postmarked and stamped with a Edward VII one penny stamp, circa 1908.

The box contains a black japanned safety pin used for attaching silk ribbon to Highland bagpipe drones, a stick of red sealing wax used for closing the ends of bagpipe drone reeds, a small strip of sandpaper for adjusting the tuning of Highland bagpipe chanter reeds and a selection of bass drone reeds, tenor drone reeds and chanter reeds.

This item was purchased by the National Museums of Scotland in 1988, along with a set of bagpipes that belonged to John Bàn Mackenzie, from the grandson of John R. Mackenzie of the Liverpool Scottish, who was the son of Pipe Major Ronald Mackenzie.


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Online ID: 000-000-579-660-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.788 G
Date: c.1900 (date of manufacture)
Material:
Dimensions: 132 mm L x 50 mm W x 24 mm depth
What: Lidded box containing safety pin, sealing wax, sand paper and tenor, bass and chanter reeds
Subject:
Who: Pipe Major Ronald Mackenzie (owner)
Where: Scotland, Morayshire, Fochabers (owner's address)
Event:
Description: Small strip of sandpaper, c. 1900.
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