Cello Bow

Catalogue number: 10.4

Original name: Cello bow.

Maker: School of John Dodd (1752-1839), 1780 or later.

Technical description: Open ebony frog with wide hair channel and bevelled heel, ebony button. The frog is possibly later. The frog width does not match that of the stick.

Overall size: 707mm.

Weight: 67g.

Hair length: 603mm.

Balance point: 259mm.

Head height: 25mm.

Head width: 10.5mm.

Head face length: 30.5mm

Frog diameter: 14.5mm.

Frog height: 24.5 – 25mm.

Stick width: 11 -7mm.

Button length: 17mm.

Faults: The top of head tip is damaged. No hair, frog wedge missing. There is a small but long crack on the bottom of the frog on the finger side.

Illustration references: See below.

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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