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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, varnished (?), undulating stick is made of brazilwood and ends in a modern-shaped head with an ivory (?) headface. The stick has brown, textured leather lapping. The screw-mechanism, squared, varnished ebony frog has small, brass decorative eyes, a two-piece metal ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge. The wooden lining for the slide is intact, but the slide itself is missing. The nickel button is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 59.5.Hair length: 636 (measured from the ferrule although the ferrule wedge protrudes).Balance point: 247.Head height: 23.7 (head wedge protrudes slightly).Head width: 10.1.Face length: - (partially broken).Tip diameter: 5.9.Frog diameter: 9.0 (measured at 150 to avoid the lapping).Nipple range: 1.0 to 1.2.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 64.65.Button length: 16.4.Ferrule width: 12.65.Frog + stick height: 27.2.Frog top length: 41.2.

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    Probably mid 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:728