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Bow for small violin.

Technical description: The octagonal, concave pernambuco stick ends in a modern head with an ivory headface. The open, screw-mechanism, rounded, ivory frog is slightly transparent and the mortise and end of the screw eye are visible from the outside. The ivory button is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 31.Hair length: 380.Balance point: 172.5.Head height: 24.5.Head width: 10.05.Face length: 22.75.Tip diameter: 6.05.Frog diameter: 7.75.Nipple range: 1.135 to 1.155.Period of oscillation: 1.11.Distance from pivot to tail: 55.9.Button length: 12.3.Ferrule width: 9.4.Frog + stick height: 22.0.Frog top length: 40.2 (measured with pieces missing). Repair History: The head has been altered from its original state and the headface has been replaced.

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    Early 19thcentury
  • Maker:
    Probably John Dodd workshop
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:463