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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The octagonal, concave, wooden stick is covered in dark reddish brown varnish and ends in a distinctively styled modern head. The open, screw-mechanism, squared frog is made of wood (rosewood ?) which matches the stick. The bow currently has black hair. The button is made of ebony (?) or wood blackened like the stick and frog and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 116.Hair length: 609.Balance point: 276.5.Head height: 43.5.Head width: 22.7 (part of the head is missing - originally the head was probably at least 3.25mm wider).Face length: 41.7 (measured on the finger side because part of the thumb side is missing).Tip diameter: 9.7.Frog diameter: 12.7.Nipple range: 3.5 to 3.7.Period of oscillation: 1.42.Distance from pivot to tail: 80.3.Button length: 19.9.Ferrule width: 28.25.Frog + stick height: 42.3.Frog top length: 58.3. Repair History: The stick has been broken and then repaired with thread near the head.

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    Second half of 19thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:734