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Bow for small violin.

Technical description: The round, concave pernambuco (?) stick is covered in a red-brown varnish, has black leather (?) or fake leather (?) lapping and grip, and ends in a modern head with an ivory (?) or plastic (?) headface. The screw-mechanism, squared, ebony frog has mother-of-pearl decorative eyes, a mother-of-pearl slide and a metal ferrule.Weight: 38.Hair length: 455.Balance point: 192.5.Head height: 22.5.Head width: 10.6.Face length: 20.8 (measured from the mid-point to the mid-point on the head itself, rather than the headface, because the headface is face broken).Tip diameter: 5.9.Frog diameter: 8.1 (measured at 150 from the end of nipple to avoid the lapping).Nipple range: 0.9 to 1.3.Period of oscillation: 1.19.Distance from pivot to tail: 53.2.Ferrule width: 11.9.Frog + stick height: 24.6.

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    Third quarter of the 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
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