Salchow Violin Bow (transitional model)

Salchow Violin Bow (transitional model)

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Description

This bow was made by William Salchow in New York, New York, in 1976. It is a violin bow, with a round light-brown snakewood stick terminating in a modified hatchet head, and a plain ebony frog and button. This transitional bow is modeled after a John Dodd violin bow, ca. 1775 and acquired for use in recreating baroque performance practices. The bow is stamped:

SALCHOW NY

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bow
date made
1976
maker
Salchow, William
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
snakewood (overall material)
ebony (overall material)
metal (overall material)
horsehair (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3/8 in x 28 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x.9525 cm x 72.39 cm
ID Number
MI.76.04
catalog number
76.04
accession number
322694
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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