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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The convex, pernambuco (?) stick ends in a tall meat cleaver head. The stick is rounded along its whole length, and has two grooves for the frog. The button end of the stick has a metal ring. Its large, open, canted, light-coloured, wooden, frog has a leather ferrule. The bow currently has black hair. The boxwood (?) button is cylindrical with a rim.Weight: 165.Hair length: 439.Balance point: 245.Head height: 72.7.Head width: 18.55.Face length: 34.75 (mid-point to mid-point).Tip diameter: 14.7.Frog diameter: 18.0.Period of oscillation: 1.37.Distance from pivot to tail: 104.0.Button length: 26.3 (not including the ring).Ferrule width: 22.3.Frog + stick height: 82.2.Frog top length: 90.5.

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    Late 19th or early 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:620