Norm Kyle made bagpipes in the 1990′s in Edmonton, Alberta, under the name Kyle of Argyll. He also made plastic pipe chanters, practice chanters and drone reeds. Norm was the first to make a set of pipes from clear Acrylic……
Thanks to David McLean of Grande Prairie, AB for the following pictures -
A newspaper clipping of Norm playing his Acrylic pipes.
Plastic pipe chanter - "N.A. Kyle" stamped on the bulb. Norm ribbed the chanter bulb for a better grip.
A Kyle set, made from black acetyl plastic with engraved metal parts. Norm likely imported the metal from Pakistan.
A side profile shot of the shoulder and combing
Close-up of a projecting mount
Makers name "N.A. Kyle" stamped just below the bass stock ferrule.
Norm made most of his products with an injection molder