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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The octagonal, concave, pernambuco stick ends in a chunky modern head with an ivory headface. The stick mortise is very small and there are two lines on the bottom face of the stick (11.5 and 57.9mm from the end of the stick, not including the button). The stick has no nipple. The screw-mechanism, squared (without sharp corners) ebony frog has a mother-of-pearl slide and a silver (?) ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge. The bone button has an ebony button eye and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 55 (hair missing).Hair length: 623 (measured from the ferrule though the ferrule wedge protrudes and shortens the hair).Balance point: 264.Head height: 25.2.Head width: 11.0.Face length: 25.3.Tip diameter: 6.5.Frog diameter: 9.0 (measurement point calculated from the end of the stick rather than the button).Period of oscillation: 1.34.Distance from pivot to tail: 63.4.Button length: 13.35.Ferrule width: 11.9.Frog + stick height: 27.15.Frog top length: 41.8.

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    Probably early 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:698 (stick only as the button is not flush with the stick).