Catalogue number: 10.31
Original name: Violin bow.
Maker: James Tubbs (1835-1921), London.
Technical description: Ebony square-shape frog with silver ferrule and one-piece silver button.
Modern style head with silver face. This later example by James Tubbs displays the characteristic round - octagonal arrangement going to round sooner than 10.28.
Overall size: 745mm.
Hair length: 649mm.
Balance point: 257mm.
Head height: 23mm.
Head width: 10 – 3mm.
Head face length: 24mm.
Frog diameter: 12mm.
Frog height: 20mm.
Stick width: 8 – 4mm.
Button length: 16mm.
Ferrule width: 11mm.
Inscription: Stamped “Jas. 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.