James Hutcheon made bagpipes in Edinburgh from 1887 to 1913. James was listed as a turner for many years before he was officially listed as a bagpipe maker, is it possible he made pipes for another Edinburgh firm before going out on his own? I see some Glen similarities in his work….hmmm.
The full ivory and nickel/ivory sets below are courtesy of Phil Taylor of France.
Beautiful Cocuswood and Ivory set....in near perfect condition
Makers name stamped on this chanter
The following pictures are courtesy of Yann Le Lan of France.
Full size Hutcheon bagpipe made from Indian Ebony
Good shot of the drone tops, note the double flare of the bass shoulder
Typical Edinburgh tops with flat bushes
Sapwood showing on the bass bottom joint, Note the shape of the stocks
This next set is a 3/4 size set in Cocuswood
Flat combing with button mounts. I have seen the triple scribe lines at the top of the button mount on several Hutcheon sets, was this a makers mark?
A great look at the drone tops
The triple ring again on the ringcap
And again on a stamped practice chanter