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Author Topic: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight  (Read 2188 times)

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Offline saorsa

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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 09:01:03 PM »
Hi Cathy

It does look like a wind instrument of some sort, i did think of Bagpipes but i think it must be some kind of a derivative.

thank you very much for the link , i will go and look at it now

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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 02:15:23 PM »
Thee are lots of varieties of Bagpipes but most people think of the modern Scottish type which are most familiar to many. Could be Roman Empire, French, Irish, Italy, Scottish, Eastern Europe as well as other lands.

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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2008, 08:17:46 AM »
From memory, there's some Eastern European one that's basically a hollowed out goat. They used the leg head and tail holes for the various pipes. It was really quite gruesome. But that's off topic  ;D

Looking again, this particular instrument seems to be lacking the mouthpiece and blowpipe, so that might narrow it down a bit. If we were really desperate to find out, someone with expertise in old instruments might be able to pick it - as long as the depiction was accurate.

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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2008, 10:28:39 AM »
From memory, there's some Eastern European one that's basically a hollowed out goat. They used the leg head and tail holes for the various pipes. It was really quite gruesome. But that's off topic  ;D
And then there's the version that uses a live cat.  They tuck the cat under their arm, pull on the back legs, and bite the tail!  ;)   

Sounds just like the 'real' pipes >:D  Or so I'm told  :D

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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2008, 10:43:46 AM »
I would think Irish, saw them being played when i lived in Ireland 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes

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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2008, 12:23:40 PM »
There are Northumbrian pipes as well.
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Re: Unusual vintage lid to look like a paperweight
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2008, 04:58:37 AM »
And then there's the version that uses a live cat.  They tuck the cat under their arm, pull on the back legs, and bite the tail!  ;)   

Sounds just like the 'real' pipes >:D  Or so I'm told  :D

What's the definition of a gentleman?
Someone who can play the bagpipes


but doesn't.

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