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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco stick has 'whalebone' lapping with metal thread winding and ends in a modern head with an ivory headface. The screw-mechanism, squared, ebony frog has a nickel ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, a nickel underslide, a metal heelplate, decorative eye rings of ivory, decorative eyes of mother-of-pearl, and a mother-of-pearl slide. The ebony button has metal rings, has a mother-of-pearl button eye, and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 63.Hair length: 643.Balance point: 276.Head height: 24.5.Head width: 10.05.Face length: 23.7.Tip diameter: 7.2.Frog diameter: 9.1 (measured at 200 to avoid lapping).Nipple range: 0.3 to 0.5.Period of oscillation: 1.38.Distance from pivot to tail: 71.7.Button length: 15.8.Ferrule width: 13.3.Frog + stick height: 27.2.Frog top length: 45.0.

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    First half of the 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:741