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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The convex, brown, wooden stick is partially covered (upper half and head) in dark stain (?) or black paint (?) and ends in a rounded meat cleaver head with an ivory headface.The stick is rounded except, over the frog, the bottom of the stick has three facets. The large, open, screw-mechanism, canted frog has a metal underslide and a brass (?) screw eye. The bow currently has black hair. The ebony button is cylindrical with a rim.Weight: 155.Hair length: 525.Balance point: 281.Head height: 53.5.Head width: 19.35.Face length: 37.3.Tip diameter: 11.1.Frog diameter: 14.8.Nipple range: 1.9 to 2.Period of oscillation: 1.41.Distance from pivot to tail: 112.4.Button length: 32.2.Ferrule width: 20.7.Frog + stick height: 67.1.Frog top length: 65.8.

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    Probably late 19thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:698