German Violin Bow

German Violin Bow

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Description

This bow was made by an unknown maker in Germany, around 1875-1899. It is a violin bow made of a round pernambuco stick, with an ebony frog with a patented slide arrangement for tightening the bow hair. Marked on the frog:

GOSTIB PATENT ANGEM[ELDET]

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bow
date made
1875-1899
place made
Germany
Physical Description
pernabuco (overall material)
ebony (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 9/16 in; 74.295 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.42875 cm
ID Number
MI.72.16
catalog number
72.16
accession number
296918
Credit Line
Gift of Janos Scholz
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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