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Brennan made bellows for the Taylors, Suzanne Neary up in Tacoma has a set that's said to be by him (not sure if it's stamped). Quite rude. Dave Power had the Brennan set that's pictured on Chris Bayley's site and that's better work. Hutton inherited the Taylor's tools, I forget if anyone has any Hutton pipes.
I know about ivory aging, who was it who sussed out that some of the old makers used mammoth ivory? Also if the ivory on a set is in contact with a pipe bag for a long time it will looked burnt, from the tannic acid used in curing the leather. Brad Angus pointed this out to me with the Bb Willie Rowsome set that came up on Ebay, which the seller of insisted had been through a fire. Don't know about that but those chanters looked like they'd been thrown in the river at some point!


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Ivory is porous and will darken from skin oils with handling. Generally, Asian elephant ivory is usually a lot yellower than African elephant ivory, although some African ivory can be quite yellow as well.

I'm curious about the regulator sleeves. Are the tabs to hold the keys soldered onto the tube, (like the popping valve bracket) or are the tabs formed by slitting the tube longitudinally and folding them up?


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Nice pic, Pat. Certainly is eye-popping!

I wonder what effect Crest Whitestrips would have restoring the colour of old ivory (yes, I'm kidding).

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Patrick D'Arcy wrote:
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This one looks to be riveted as well... :)


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Did the Taylor's have any apprentices that are known of.....??????


Yes. Two guys... K&Q
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Kevin L. Rietmann wrote:
Hutton inherited the Taylor's tools...
which the seller of insisted had been through a fire...those chanters looked like they'd been thrown in the river at some point!


Hutton bought the workshop off Charley Taylor within a year after Billy died. The contents of the Rowsome/Brown eBAY auction smelled of charcoal as if they had been near a fire at one time. The chanters, once cleaned up from its normal grime probably due to the leather, were two of the nicest concert chanters that I have seen - by Patsy Brown. Top hand triplets were absolutely great on those chanters.


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It isn't necessary to make the trips if you have the boys' sub-ether mobile number. Just ring them up. Billy loses patience if you don't have a well framed question, but Charley is a lot more laid-back and voluble. It's a turkey shoot as to who's going to answer.


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This might shed some light on the workings of the two screws. They both have to be snug to keep the rocking limiter in position.


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Jim, I meant the original seller, he was a testy chap. No wait...it was somebody on here who'd seen the pipes. He kept insisting they'd been burnt. Well, who knows, but tannic acid will certainly discolor the stuff too, and the patterns of blackening were on the bottom of the reg caps like you'd expect if they sat on a bag for decades.
Nice dingus, Mr. Pat. May be I'll scan mine and post photo. Sean Folsom drew a couple of eyeballs on one of his! Great yucks.


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Here are three pictures of a set belonging to a friend of mine. What do you think? Similar to the one under discussion? Note the long ferrules on the regulator ends. Can't see much of the shapes of the caps, but there may be something there, too. This one also happens to play very well.


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Why the long ferrules on those regs? Is there a bullet-shaped piston thingy on the tuning pin in these regs?

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A question or two about Taylor regulators:

I've heard that a Taylor regulator has up to 4 bores and reeds. Do the two sets pictured in this thread have such regulators? If so, why do I only see one tuning pin per regulator?

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Hi PJ,

Nope... just the one bore in these.

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Why the long ferrules on those regs? Is there a bullet-shaped piston thingy on the tuning pin in these regs?

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I believe the tuning pins end with a flat round piece of ivory.

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