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Bow for double bass.

Technical description: The convex, pernambuco (?) stick ends in a rounded meat cleaver head. The stick is rounded along its whole length, even over the frog. Its large, open, completely rounded, ebony, fixed frog has a front point and is held in place by a copper (?) screw through the top of the stick. The bow currently has black hair.Weight: 161.Hair length: 520.Balance point: 295.Head height: 57.8 (measured 70 from the tip).Head width: 18.4.Face length: 36.3.Tip diameter: 11.8.Frog diameter: 14.4.Period of oscillation: 1.37.Distance from pivot to tail: c107.5 (difficult to be exact due to the shape of the frog and its shifting on the rod).Ferrule width: 17.15.Frog + stick height: 64.2.Frog top length: 71.7.

  • Date:
    Second or third quarter of the 19thcentury
  • Maker:
    Tarr, William
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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    Manchester/Greater Manchester/England
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:682