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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco stick ends in a modern head with an ivory headface. The nipple is very neat. The screw-mechanism, rounded, ebony frog has mother-of-pearl decorative eyes and a mother-of-pearl slide. The ferrule and backplate are nickel. The octagonal ebony button has a mother-of-pearl button eye.Weight: 51.Hair length: 684 (measured from ferrule though the ferrule wedge has come out slightly shortening the hair).Balance point: 284.Head height: 23.6.Head width: 9.7.Face length: 22.9.Tip diameter: 6.6.Frog diameter: 8.35.Nipple range: 1.1 to 1.4.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 67.8.Button length: 15.0.Ferrule width: 11.9.Frog + stick height: 25.7.Frog top length: 41.2 (approximate as there is a chip missing from it).

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    Probably early 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:738