Bow for violin.
Place MadeAsia; China
Date MadeThird quarter of the 20th century
DescriptionTechnical description: The round, concave, pernambuco (?) stick ends in a modern head with a white plastic (?) headface. The varnished stick has a (fake?) leather grip and metal (foil?) and thread winding. The hair is a mix of black, dark brown, and white - but is mostly black and brown. The screw-mechanism, squared, light-coloured wooden frog has a plastic decorative eye and slide and a brass ferrule and underslide. The ebony (?) or black plastic (?) button has brass rings and a white plastic button eye. The button is octagonal with a rim, but no rim is visible; the rim slots into the end of the stick and is very small. The frog moves forward significantly (c.2mm) when the bow is loosened. Measurements: Weight: 55g. Hair length: 644mm (measured from ferrule since wedge sticks out). Balance point: 284mm. Head height: 23.5mm. Head width: 10.4mm. Face length: 23.85mm. Tip diameter: 7.0mm. Frog diameter: 8.9mm (measured 200mm from end to avoid lapping and sticker). Nipple range: 0.6 to 0.95mm. Period of oscillation: 1.40. Distance from pivot to tail: 71.1mm. Button length: 15.1mm. Ferrule width: 13.4mm. Frog + stick height: 27.8mm. Frog top length: 45.7mm. Inscriptions: There is a sticker taped on the stick above the grip: "Made in China". The stick has "236" in black ink or paint in front of the stick mortise under the frog. The underslide has "236" scratched into it. The stick is scratched. The wooden ferrule wedge does not fit well and sticks out of the ferrule. The decorative eye is roughly cut. The black and white of the plastic (and ebony?) at the end of the botton are not centred in the end brass octagon or the button ring. General usage of type: Student bow. Given with and probably formerly used with one-string fiddle (2487). Current ownership:Gift of Mrs. M. Smith.
Other InformationGeneral usage of type: Student bow. Given with and probably formerly used with one-string fiddle (2487)
Notesbrenda neece, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004.
ProvenanceGift of Mrs M. Smith.