Set of drones for the Uillean pipes.
Place MadeLondon; Europe; England; United Kingdom
Date MadeEarly 19th Century
DescriptionTechnical description: With two drones and two regulators set in a common stock. Bass drone with two sections; tenor drone with three sections; baritone regulator, three closed-standing silver keys. The regulator extends back into the stock to maintain sounding length while bringing the keys into line. Tenor regulator, four closed-standing silver keys. Drone stock accommodates a drone stop in the centre of the stock with its actuating lever tipped with an ivory bead extending at right angles between the regulators. Ebony, mounted with silver and ivory. Keyhead type: Round flat. Repair History: The bass drone top section in rosewood is probably a replacement.
Noteshugh cheape, 1982.
MeasurementsBass drone 625; tenor drone 457; baritone regulator: 395; tenor regulator: 304; drone stock 189.
ProvenanceFormerly stock of Messrs J. & R. Glen or from the collection of the firm's proprietors.; Lent by the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland K.2003.722.
CollectionMIMEd; Ross Collection