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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The concave, round, ironwood (?) stick ends in a Cramer head with a T- mortise. The open, thick-waisted hourglass, ivory frog has a screw mechanism and the bone-over-ebony button is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 54.Hair length: 624.5.Balance point: 275.Head height: 25.0.Head width: 10.5.Face length: 30.2.Tip diameter: 6.25.Frog diameter: 8.8.Nipple range: 1.0 to 1.45.Period of oscillation: 1.35.Distance from pivot to tail: 66.9.Button length: 15.1.Ferrule width: 11.05 (see faults).Frog + stick height: 28.55.Frog top length: 43.35. Repair History: The button does not match the frog and is probably a replacement.

  • Date:
    Probably third quarter of the 18thcentury
  • Maker:
    Probably John Dodd workshop
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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    Probably England
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:727