Technical description: The round, concave, pernambuco stick covered in a clear varnish ends in a wide modern head with a silver headface. There is one pin centred behind the head mortise. The stick has an inverted U-shaped groove for the frog. The screw-mechanism, rounded, ebony frog has a nickel underslide, a silver ferrule, a colourful mother-of-pearl slide surrounded by strips of metal, and mother-of-pearl decorative eyes. The ebony button has nickel rings and is octagonal with a small rim.
Measurements: Weight: 54g. Hair length: 642mm. Balance point: 261mm. Head height: 3.5mm. Head width: 10.5mm. Face length: 23.5mm. Tip diameter: 5.8mm. Frog diameter: 8.8mm. Nipple range: 1.0 to 1.3mm. Period of oscillation: 1.38. Distance from pivot to tail: 71.7mm. Button length: 16.9mm. Ferrule width: 10.7mm. Frog + stick height: 27.75mm. Frog top length: 40.4mm.
Inscriptions: Stamped "VUILLAUME a Paris" on the thumb side of the stick, over the frog; the stamp is 1.52mm high and 17.40mm wide. There is an "X" carved into the bottom of the stick in front of the frog.
Associated by pre-1969 labelling and probably given with violin (326) and bow (327).
Previous ownership: Possibly sharing some previous ownership with violin (326), q.v.
Current ownership: Gift of Colin Marshall Skinner and Mrs. Phyllis Barbara Skinner (widow of James Hay McInnes Skinner, great-great grandson of William Marshall), 1965.
brenda neece, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004.
Possibly sharing some previous ownership with violin (326), q.v.; Gift of Colin Marshall Skinner and Mrs Phyllis Barbara Skinner (widow of James Hay McInnes Skinner, great-great grandson of William Marshall), 1965.