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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco (?) stick has a dark, red-brown varnish, has gold, blue and white thread winding, and ends in a modern head with an ivory (?) headface. The screw-mechanism, squared, ebony frog has mother-of-pearl decorative eyes and a mother-of-pearl slide. The underslide, ferrule and heelplate are metal (nickel?). The ebony button with nickel (?) rings has a mother-of-pearl button eye and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 56.Hair length: 635.Balance point: 258.5.Head height: 23.9.Head width: 9.65.Face length: 23.3.Tip diameter: 6.2.Frog diameter: 8.4 (measured 150 from the end to avoid the winding).Nipple range: 1.2 to 1.5.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 70.75.Button length: 16.7.Ferrule width: 13.15.Frog + stick height: 27.1.Frog top length: 42.5.

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    Probably 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:732