Double Bass Bow


This commercial bow was acquired from the New York musical instrument dealer, J. Howard Foote, when he was invited to create an exhibit at the Smithsonian in the 1880s. It is listed in his 1880 musical instrument catalog as item #6228.

Date Made: 1878 - 1882

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.072848Catalog Number: 72848Accession Number: 12809

Object Name: Bow

Physical Description: beechwood (overall material)nickel silver (overall material)ebony (overall material)maple (frog material)Measurements: overall: 27 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 7/8 in; 69.5325 cm x 8.255 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_605566

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