Double Bass Bow

Catalogue number: 10.9

Original name: Double bass bow.

Maker: John Dodd (1752-1839).

Technical description: Unstamped round stick of dark dense wood with a swan head. Open ivory square shaped frog with bevelled heel. Butterfly shape ivory button.

Overall size: 726mm.

Weight: 150g.

Hair length: 557mm.

Balance point: 257mm.

Head height: 38mm.

Head width: 16.5mm.

Head face length: 47mm.

Frog diameter: 16.5mm.

Frog height: 34 – 35.5mm.

Stick width: 14.5 – 10mm.

Button length: 33mm.

Inscription: Stamped “FORSTER” on the bottom of both sides of the frog.

Faults: Large crack on button due to rusting screw.

Illustration references: See below.

Previous owner: E. S. Fry.

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