Showing results

Hide images

Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco (?) (or brazilwood) stick has a red varnish, a leather grip, a winding of alternating 'whalebone' and metal thread and ends in a modern head with an ivory headface and ebony headface lining. Near the head, the stick is very narrow. The screw-mechanism, squared, ebony frog has a nickel underslide, a nickel heelplate, a nickel ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, and a mother-of-pearl slide. The underslide is held in place by two screws, one on either side of the screw eye. The ebony button has nickel rings and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 59.5.Hair length: 648.Balance point: 259.Head height: 23.8.Head width: 9.9.Face length: 22.5.Tip diameter: 5.6.Frog diameter: 8.9.Nipple range:1.0 to 1.2.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 67.8.Button length: 15.3.Ferrule width: 13.0.Frog + stick height: 26.9.Frog top length: 44.8.

  • Date:
    Probably early or mid 20thcentury
  • Maker:
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
  • Inventory number:
  • Place of production:
  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:742