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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The concave, round, pernambuco stick has metal winding and ends in a modern head with a T-shaped mortise and an ebony headface. The open, screw-mechanism, squared (without sharp corners), ebony frog has mother-of-pearl eyes. The button is made of ivory over ebony and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 46 (without much hair).Hair length: 643.5.Balance point: 276.Head height: 21.85.Head width: 9.95.Face length: 23.6.Tip diameter: 5.95.Frog diameter: 8.25.Nipple range: 1.55 to 1.8.Period of oscillation: 1.41.Distance from pivot to tail: 61.5.Button length: 13.9.Ferrule width: 12.35.Frog + stick height: 24.6.Frog top length: 42.5.

  • Date:
    Late 18th or early 19thcentury
  • Maker:
    Probably John Dodd workshop
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:738