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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco (?) stick ends in a modern head with a white plastic (?) headface. The varnished stick has a (fake?) leather grip and metal (foil?) and thread winding. The hair is a mix of black, dark brown, and white - but is mostly black and brown. The screw-mechanism, squared, light-coloured wooden frog has a plastic decorative eye and slide and a brass ferrule and underslide. The ebony (?) or black plastic (?) button has brass rings and a white plastic button eye. The button is octagonal with a rim, but no rim is visible; the rim slots into the end of the stick and is very small. The frog moves forward significantly (c2mm) when the bow is loosened.Weight: 55.Hair length: 644 (measured from ferrule since wedge sticks out).Balance point: 284.Head height: 23.5.Head width: 10.4.Face length: 23.85.Tip diameter: 7.0.Frog diameter: 8.9 (measured 200 from end to avoid lapping and sticker).Nipple range: 0.6 to 0.95.Period of oscillation: 1.40.Distance from pivot to tail: 71.1.Button length: 15.1.Ferrule width: 13.4.Frog + stick height: 27.8.Frog top length: 45.7.

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    Third quarter of the 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:746