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Cello bow, England, c. 1790

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
circa 1790
Place
Object number
RCM0575
Acquisition
Gift from the Amaryllis Fleming Foundation, 2002.

Description

Method of hair tightening: simple screw mechanism, no ferrule. Stick: made of exotic wood, dark brown with a hint of dark red; cross section round, octagonal for c. 170mm a frog end; no padding or wiring. Head: facing: plain; square plane; square wedge. Frog: made of ivory; trapezoid plane with a simple c-shape inner undercut and rear corner rounded; slightly tapered toward stick edge; screw cap made of ivory (a part of the tip missing); screw made of iron; eyelet of brass.

Dimensions

Overall length: 723mm. Stick diameter at head: 6mm. Stick diameter at frog: 10.5mm. Playing length of hair: 604mm. Overall length of hair: 664mm. Width of hair at frog: 7.5mm. Hair to stick at head: 21mm. Hair to stick at frog: 23mm. Max concavity: 7mm at 320mm from head. Weight: 67g.

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