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Bow for violoncello.

Technical description: The round, concave; snakewood (?) stick ends in a modern head with an ivory headface. The bow has an open, screw-mechanism, rounded, ebony frog. The bow hair is black. The button is made of bone and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 68.Hair length: 590 (headface loose; measured from the back of the head).Balance point: 275.Head height: 29.5.Head width: 12.75.Face length: 27.5.Tip diameter: 7.1.Frog diameter: 9.7.Nipple range: 2.25 to 2.5.Period of oscillation: 1.37.Distance from pivot to tail: 80.4.Button length: 18.2.Ferrule width: 15.0.Frog + stick height: 30.0.Frog top length: 51.0. Repair History: The frog has an extra hole for the screw eye, in front of the current screw eye; the screw eye was probably moved at some point.

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    Late 18th or early 19thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:706