I recently had the privilege to work on a set made by Robert Reid. Robert Reid (1784–1837) is widely acknowledged as the creator of the modern form of the Northumbrian Smallpipes. About 75 of his sets are known. Most of these are kept in collections and only a handful are played.
This set needed some repairs as the old repair to the C# key block had failed and the low E key spring had broken.
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