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Bow for violoncello.

Technical description: The round, concave, brazilwood stick is varnished, has a leather grip and 'whale bone 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 two-piece silver ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, a nickel underslide, and a metal heelplate. (The ferrule is made up of two pieces, one on the bottom surface of frog and the other forming the curve of a 'D' shape.) The ebony button has two nickel rings, a mother-of-pearl button eye, and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 81.Hair length: 610.Balance point: 271.Head height: 28.8.Head width: 13.05.Face length: 30.9.Tip diameter: 7.4.Frog diameter: 9.7 (measured 200 from the end to avoid the winding).Period of oscillation: 1.39.Distance from pivot to tail: 82.65.Button length: 19.0.Ferrule width: 15.5.Frog + stick height: 32.0.Frog top length: 51.2 (measured on the edge of the underslide).

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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:729