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Bow for violoncello.

Technical description: The homemade-looking stick was made from two pieces, or has had its head replaced; the head forms one piece and the stick itself another. The round, concave stick is made of varnished hardwood resembling snakewood and ends in a large, rectangular head, vaguely resembling a modern head design. The thick headface is made of ivory. The screw-mechanism, rounded frog is made from varnished wood matching the stick and has a brass underslide which is attached by screws. The screw eye is also brass. The frog has metal ferrule with rounded edges, a seam along the middle of the top, and a wooden ferrule wedge. The frog also has an ivory slide, and a metal heelplate. The bone button is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 78.5.Hair length: 536.Balance point: 227.5.Head height: 35.1.Head width: 15.4.Face length: 36.0.Tip diameter: 6.5.Frog diameter: 9.7.Nipple range: 2.0 to 2.2.Period of oscillation: 1.39.Distance from pivot to tail: 76.9.Button length: 18.2.Ferrule width: 16.6.Frog + stick height: 35.6.Frog top length: 55.7.

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    Probably 19thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:657