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  1. Your not identifying it? No pictures of ribs, corners, end pin, front and back of scroll/pegbox, or throat of scroll.
  2. Shouldn’t you know to supply a decent photo series by now?
  3. The corners and the back of the scroll look like the usual Markneukirchen area cottage industry violin. How far in does the scroll fluting go? Not sure about the f holes?
  4. Just one source. https://www.cremonatools.com/filetti.html
  5. I looked up purfling widths, and from one source it was; violin 2.0mm, cello 2.3mm, double bass 2.5mm. That might save you this time.
  6. Most likely something from the Markneukirchen area, early 1900s. Better pictures based on the post at the top would help.
  7. Wow! After looking at the pictures, before reading the rest of the thread, my impression was "looks kind of like a Jackson- Guldan".
  8. Rubbish bows are good for practicing recambering. Disclaimer: While I have recambered bows, I'm no expert, and I, personally, wouldn't recamber a really nice bow. I would refer that to someone more experienced. It's a tricky process. You have to get sections of the bow up to just the right temperature to get it to work. Too hot and you'll scorch the bow, and too cool and the wood won't bend. You should also have a curved block to bend the bow over to get a smooth bend with no kinks, and to lessen the chances of breaking the bow. There's always a chance of breaking the bow, and if you're doing one for someone else, both parties have to be willing to accept the risk.
  9. "seeing the lack of linings to the top edges" I always say that if they couldn't see it through the f holes, it didn't matter too much to them. - Roughly carved inside of top, fake lower corner blocks, no upper corner blocks, no linings on top.
  10. Good point! Thanks for bringing that up!
  11. Very unusual! A label that's kind of believable! I think that you have it about right- low end cottage industry type, maybe Markneukirchen area(?). The McKinley Tariff act of 1890 required English language labels for imported goods, but I'm not sure about "Italian" type labels in violins. Usually you will see the bottom line say Made in Germany/Saxony, etc. This one might be in that 1890ish area. Just my guess
  12. Thanks for posting the article. Like others, I was unable to read the original article. This isn't like your plain old wifi tracker! It seems that the Apple Air Pod is the big problem, and we need to push Apple to fix this, and make it impossible for nefarious people to use them for this purpose!
  13. I'm not a maker, but I have had a couple of opportunities to finish instruments. I've used vernice bianca, and it seemed to work well. In a couple of instances, I mixed a very small amount of yellow, transparent iron oxide with it to give a golden ground. The usual recipe for vernice bianca calls for sugar, but based on info that I had at the time, some people left the sugar out, so that's the way I went.
  14. Bluetooth usually only has a range of about 10M. I'm not sure how useful that would be for tracking. I did a quick search and it appears that the longest range bluetooth tracker has a range of about 400 ft., but that would depend on building walls, etc..
  15. Wasn't there some speculation (Roger Hargrave) that casein glue was used historically for center joints? That kind of glue is probably about as old as hide glue.
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