Violin Bow

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.

Weight: 57g.

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.

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