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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The octagonal, concave, pernambuco, varnished stick has black leather lapping and ends in a modern head with an ivory (?) headface and ebony headface lining. The screw-mechanism, squared, ebony frog has mother-of-pearl decorative eyes and a mother-of-pearl slide. The underslide and heelplate are nickel and the ferrule is silver (?). The ebony button has two nickel rings, ends in a mother-of-pearl button eye, and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 58.5.Hair length: 646 (measured from ferrule although the ferrule wedge has come out, slightly shortening the hair).Balance point: 270.5.Head height: 24.8.Head width: 10.3.Face length: 23.0.Tip diameter: 6.5.Frog diameter: 8.4 (measured at 200 to avoid the lapping).Nipple range: 1.7 to 1.8.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 67.55.Button length: 15.0.Ferrule width: 12.3.Frog + stick height: 27.1.Frog top length: 42.0.

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    Probably mid 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:740