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Practice chanter

Bagpipe practice chanter made of dark wood in two sections: integral mouthpiece and wind-cap, and chanter pipe with a double reed and seven fingerholes. Wind-cap socket ferrule and chanter sole made of ivory. Sealed pattern label attached to the instrument.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on top joint: BESSON & Co. / LONDON|Stamped on both joints: [broad arrow] / M / 19
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.112 (Single) oboes with conical bore
  • Repository:National Army Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 481mm; Sole diameter: 51mm