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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The concave, round, ironwood (?) stick ends in a short, swan head with an ivory headface. Its screw-mechanism, squared (without sharp corners) ebony frog has a silver-plated (?) ferrule, mother-of-pearl slide, silver (?) heelplate, and mother-of-pearl eye. The octagonal ebony button has a rim, two silver (?) rings, and a mother-of-pearl button eye. The frog is a later replacement. The stick has gold and copper-coloured thread winding.Weight: 57.Hair length: 624.Balance point: 255.Head height: 22.95.Head width: 8.6.Face length: 27.45.Tip diameter: 5.7.Frog diameter: 8.6 (measured at 150 due to thread winding).Nipple range: 0.85 to 1.55.Period of oscillation: 1.35.Distance from pivot to tail: 68.25.Button length: 15.1.Ferrule width: 12.9.Frog + stick height: 25.3.Frog top length: 43.95. Repair History: Open frog (?) replaced by current frog. Winding added at same date as new frog (?).

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    Probably late 19thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:725