Technical description: Set of bellows-blown reel-pipes in ebony and ivory and one horn mount, with original stamped chanter, and old (possibly original) bellows.
Chanter: Seven finger-holes and one thumb-hole. Lapped tenon with bulb. Ivory sole and ferrule on stock. Small chip out of the wood on the bulb. Wood is worn around the finger-holes from continued use and there is an indentation from the placement of the player's left-hand little finger.
Drone set-up: three drones in ebony common stock with ivory mount.
Bass drone: three sections with ivory top and ivory mounts with finely turned decoration. Cane reed.
Tenor drones: two sections. Ebony with ivory mounts and cane reeds.
Bag: sheepskin leather bag. Bag appears to be very old.
Bag cover/cord: Dark blue and green tartan, wool bag cover. No fringe at stock openings. No cording.
Additional Comments: Style identical to (6119).
Measurements: chanter length 360mm, conical bore beginning at 4.5mm. and ending at 20mm; bass drone length c 614mm, bore at top 11.4mm; tenor drones length c 287mm, bore at top 9.6mm.
Repair History: One bass drone ivory top is a replacement, not in the same decorative style as the other tops and of a lesser quality of ivory.
Specific usage history: Played extensively by Jack Cruickshank, a piper of St Marys, Ontario, Canada, and his the ancestors.
Sarah Deters, 15.4.13.
Belonged to William Millman of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada; previously to Gordon Smith of St. Marys, Canada; before c 1950 to Jack Cruickshank, a piper of St. Marys, Canada; and earlier to generations of his ancestors.; Purchased with assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2012.