Chanter for a set of half size Highland bagpipes

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by Perter Henderson, Glasgow, 1930s

Postcard of Chanter for a set of half size Highland bagpipes.
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Chanter for a set of half size Highland bagpipes

Chanter for a set of 'half-size' Highland bagpipes by Peter Henderson of Glasgow, 1930s, made of African blackwood and ivory-mounted.

Whereas Highland bagpipe makers customarily offered half-size sets in the 19th century, this has become rare in the 20th century and a complete set in good condition without replacement parts such as the chanter is very rare and unusual.

Peter Henderson (1851-1903) came from Inverkeithing though his family was originally from Latheronwheel in Caithness. He took over the bagpipe-making shop in Glasgow of Robert MacKinnon who had earlier taken over the premises of Donald Macphee. Henderson had set up business in 1868, was himself a very good piper and became Pipe Major of the Glasgow Volunteers. His bagpipes have always had a very high reputation.

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Online ID: 000-000-579-770-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1999.259 (2)
Date: 1930s (date of manufacture)
Material: African blackwood and ivory
Who: Peter Henderson (manufacturer)
Where: Scotland, Glasgow (place of manufacture)
Description: Chanter for a set of half size Highland bagpipes of ivory mounted African blackwood.
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