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Bow for violoncello.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco stick ends in a rounded modern head with an ivory headface and ebony headface lining. The screw-mechanism, squared (without sharp corners) ebony frog has mother-of-pearl decorative eyes, a mother-of-pearl slide, a rounded metal ferrule, a nickel heelplate, and a nickel underslide. The ebony button has two nickel rings and is octagonal with a rim. The bottom edges of the frog are rounded.Weight: 72.Hair length: 606.Balance point: 259.Head height: 28.4.Head width: 10.9.Face length: 29.1.Tip diameter: 7.2.Frog diameter: 9.8.Nipple range: 1.0 to 1.2.Period of oscillation: 1.38.Distance from pivot to tail: 73.05.Button length: 18.0.Ferrule width: 14.6.Frog + stick height: 31.7.Frog top length: 50.0. Repair History: Some attempt has been made to repair the headface and/or crack in the stick as there is glue dripped on the bow.

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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:716