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Bow for viola da gamba.

Technical description: The straight, stained hardwood stick is rounded along its entire length, including over the frog. It ends in a short swan head. The bow has an open, screw-mechanism, sloped, boxwood (?) frog and a cylindrical bone button.Weight: 52.Hair length: 500.Balance point: 231.5.Head height: 18.6.Head width: 9.5.Face length: 30.4.Tip diameter: 6.7.Frog diameter: 9.1.Nipple range: 1.7 to 1.65.Period of oscillation: 1.23.Distance from pivot to tail: 66.9.Button length: 14.1.Ferrule width: 9.3.Frog + stick height: 29.1.Frog top length: 45.3. Repair History: The cracks at the frog end of the bow are repaired with thread.

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    Mid 18thcentury, the stick possible earlier
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:604