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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The convex, dark red-brown, oiled (?) or varnished (?) wooden stick ends in a rounded meat cleaver head. The stick is rounded along its whole length, even over the frog. Its large, open, completely rounded, ebony, fixed frog is held in place by a screw through the top of the stick and by two metal rings. The bow currently has a mix of brown and black hair.Weight: 140.Hair length: 552.Balance point: 315.Head height: 57.3.Head width: 17.6.Face length: c35.7 (mid-point to mid-point; difficult to measure with hair in place).Tip diameter: 12.5.Frog diameter: 13.65.Period of oscillation: 1.41.Distance from pivot to tail: 106.85.Ferrule width: 18.6.Frog + stick height: 55.2.

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    Probably 19thcentury
  • Maker:
    Collins, A
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:707