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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, varnished pernambuco stick screw mechanism ends in a modern head with an ivory headface. The stick mortise extends beyond the frog, towards the button. The screw-mechanism, rounded, ebony frog has a silver ferrule with a wooden ferrule wedge, a silver heelplate, a nickel underslide, a mother-of-pearl slide, nickel decorative eye rings, and mother-of-pearl decorative eyes. The ebony button has metal rings, a pink, mother-of-pearl button eye and is octagonal with a rim.Weight: 59.Hair length: 640 (measured from ferrule although the ferrule wedge has come out, slightly shortening the hair)..Balance point: 276.Head height: 24.0.Head width: 9.9.Face length: 23.3.Tip diameter: 6.1.Frog diameter: 8.5.Nipple range: 1.45 to 17.Period of oscillation: 1.36.Distance from pivot to tail: 73.2.Button length: 15.3.Ferrule width: 12.45.Frog + stick height: 26.8.Frog top length: 42.4. Repair History: The screw eye was probably moved as there is an extra, unused hole for a screw eye in front of the current one.

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    Probably late 19th or early 20thcentury
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:741