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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, ironwood (?) stick has thread winding held in place by cloth tape and ends in a rounded battle-axe head with a rectangular head mortise and ivory headface with a headface lining of dark wood. The open, screw mechanism, ivory frog has an ornately carved heel shape. The ivory (?) button is waisted, like an hourglass, and has a rim.Weight: 63.Hair length: 643.Balance point: 281.5.Head height: 27.6.Head width: 9.0.Face length: 26.5.Tip diameter: 6.8.Frog diameter: 8.7.Nipple range: 1.2 to 1.3.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 69.4.Button length: 13.1.Ferrule width: 9.45.Frog + stick height: 26.3.Frog top length: 42.7. Repair History: A chip in the stick has been partially plugged above the stick mortise.

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    Late 18thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:715