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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave pernambuco stick has a leather grip, metallic thread winding and ends in a long-tipped, modern head with an ivory headface and ebony headface lining.The screw-mechanism, squared, ebony frog has a mother-of-pearl slide, nickel underslide, a silver heelplate and backplate and a silver ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge. The underslide is held in place by two screws. The bottom of the frog is rounded, and the bottom of the front of the ferrule forms a curve rather than a straight line. The silver button is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 58.Hair length: 647.5.Balance point: 262.5.Head height: 24.7.Head width: 10.15.Face length: 23.75.Tip diameter: 6.25.Frog diameter: 8.7 (measured at 200 to avoid winding).Nipple range: 0.7 to 1.3.Period of oscillation: 1.38.Distance from pivot to tail: 71.6.Button length: 14.9.Ferrule width: 12.4.Frog + stick height: 26.7.Frog top length: 45.0.

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    First half of the 20thcentury
  • Maker:
    Probably Edwin Otto Herrmann
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:744