Catalogue number: 10.30
Original name: Violin bow.
Maker: William Tubbs (1818-1878), London, c.1870.
Technical description: Ebony square shape frog with pearl eye and nickel silver frog shoe.
Silver ferrule. Modern-style head with ivory head face. Typical of the late work of William Tubbs. Three piece silver and ebony button.
Overall size: 739mm.
Hair length: 650mm.
Balance point: 264mm.
Head height: 22mm.
Head width: 10 – 3mm.
Head face length: 23mm.
Frog diameter: 12mm.
Frog height: 20mm.
Stick width: 8.5 – 5mm.
Button length: 9mm.
Ferrule width: 8mm.
Inscription: Stamped “W.TUBBS” on thumb side of stick above the frog.
Performance characteristics: Sound cracks easily.
Illustration references: See below.
Recording references: Click here
Previous owner: E. S. Fry.