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Bow for violoncello.

Technical description: The round, undulating (almost straight) stick is made of blackened wood and ends in a chunky swan head. The end of the stick lacks a nipple. The open, screw-mechanism, rounded frog is slightly sloped and is made of blackened wood. The button is boxwood coloured, has several rims and ends in the shape of an elongated sphere.Weight: 78.5.Hair length: 587.Balance point: 310.5.Head height: 26.0.Head width: 12.4 (measured higher up as part of the end is dented).Face length: 39.2.Tip diameter: 10.9.Frog diameter: 11.6.Period of oscillation: 1.37.Distance from pivot to tail: 91.95.Button length: 21.5.Ferrule width: 13.15 (measured higher up as part of the end is dented).Frog + stick height: 30.8.Frog top length: 46.3. Repair History: The screw eye was probably moved; there is another hole in the frog in front of the current screw eye.

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    Second half of the 18thcentury, possibly early 19thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:720