Technical description: The round, concave, stick of red-brown wood ends in a modern head with an ebony headface. The bow has an open, screw-mechanism, rounded, varnished, boxwood (?) frog. The hair is black. The brass button is shaped like a flattened cone.Weight: 169.Hair length: 467.Balance point: 264.Head height: 52.1.Head width: 21.0.Face length: 52.1.Tip diameter: 14.0.Frog diameter: 16.25.Period of oscillation: 1.30.Distance from pivot to tail: 102.65.Button length: 22.5.Ferrule width: 24.0.Frog + stick height: 48.5.Frog top length: 70.3. Repair History: The screw eye was possibly repositioned at some point; there is a hole behind the screw eye which might indicate its original position.
Specific usage history: Used by Professor John Donaldson for acoustical demonstrations in the Music Classroom, University of Edinburgh, c|1850 - 1865.
brenda neece, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004.
Probably to be identified with one of `Exhibition stand for bows, containing 3 large bows for monocords, two 'cello bows, 2 violin bows' listed in inventory of the Music Class Room Museum circa 1930 (Cupboard H, item 40).