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Bow for violin.

Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco stick has leather lapping and a leather grip, and ends in a modern head with a silver headface and ebony headface lining. It has tracks into which the frog fits. The screw-mechanism, squared, tortoise-shell frog has a silver ferrule and heelplate. The ebony button is octagonal with a rim and has silver rings and a mother-of-pearl button eye.Weight: 59.Hair length: 651.Balance point: 269.Head height: 24.6.Head width: 9.5.Face length: 23.8.Tip diameter: 6.3.Frog diameter: 8.75 at 150mm.Nipple range: 1.1 to 1.25.Period of oscillation: 1.38.Distance from pivot to tail: 66.3.Button length: 13.65.Ferrule width: 13.1.Frog + stick height: 26.8.Frog top length: 44.55.

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    Late 19th or early 20thcentury
  • Maker:
    Hill, W E & Sons [Family]
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    University of Edinburgh
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  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:745