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Unknown # 4

This is quite an interesting bagpipe with a bit of known history and, of course, a lot of unknown history.  They recently surfaced in Arizona, about to be thrown out with the garbage!  The story was that this particular gentleman had acquired them from the daughter of a man named Betancourt.  Apparently this Betancourt was accomplished at several instruments and had last played this bagpipe at the World's Fair in 1896.

Sadly, this is all that remains of the pipes and they are in very bad shape.  It is better to preserve bagpipes in this condition rather than attempt restoration to playing condition. 
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