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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The round, concave, varnished (?) pernambuco stick has metal winding and ends in a modern head with an ivory headface. The screw-mechanism, rounded, ebony frog has mother-of-pearl decorative eyes, a mother-of-pearl slide, a metal ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, and a metal underslide and heelplate. The bow currently has black hair. The ebony button has nickel rings, a mother-of-pearl button eye offset from the centre of the end of the button, and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 143.Hair length: 498.Balance point: 242.Head height: 45.1.Head width: 21.2.Face length: 45.1.Tip diameter: 9.7.Frog diameter: 13.1.Nipple range: 1 to 1.4.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 105.8.Button length: 25.3.Ferrule width: 23.2.Frog + stick height: 37.8.Frog top length: 68.0.

  • Date:
    First half of the 20thcentury
  • Maker:
    Thibouville-Lamy, Jérôme [Person]
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:660