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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The concave, octagonal, pernambuco stick has a transitional head with an ivory headface. The stick has a red leather grip and has a shaped track for the frog. The open, bone, squared (without sharp corners) frog has a screw mechanism and an octagonal bone button with a rim. The frog has a channel to match the track in the stick.Weight: 54.5.Hair length: 623.Balance point: 268.Head height: 22.35.Head width: 10.35.Face length: 24.3.Tip diameter: 6.9.Frog diameter: 8.55 (measured at 200 due to leather grip).Nipple range: 0.9 to 1.2.Period of oscillation: 1.34.Distance from pivot to tail: 66.6.Button length: 14.3.Ferrule width: 11.25.Frog + stick height: 26.35.Frog top length: 39.65. Repair History: The frog and button do not fit will and are probably early replacements.

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    Late 18th or early 19thcentury
  • Maker:
    Probably John Dodd workshop
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:720