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  1. Glue for underslide

    i think it's available in Stationery Store for School Supplies or online orders :
  2. Violin ID

    in my opinion , it's seems to me , looked like an English school .;view=1up;seq=23
  3. Book Recommendations

    - Reference/ Identification; ================================== unfortunately there are a few books some of them you can't find them because out of stuck or very old editions , but i can mention what i know : - How to Tell the Nationality of Old Violins , published by " Balfour & Company , 1901 " . - The Red Book _ Appraisers Reference Manual of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows . - Violin Identification and Price Guide _ by Roy Ehrhardt _ in 3 different volumes ( Book No. 1 , 2 & 3 ) . - universal dictionary of violin and bow makers by William Henley . also i'm looking for more books regarding to the ( Reference / Identification ) too .
  4. i'm still learning , but i can give you the references for more details . - regarding to the word " Made in " & the estimated years , here is the link : - about the word ( Copy of ) after 1957 , you can find here : - the history of the frictional sizes : - regarding to the violin exported from Germany during ( 1942 _ 1945 ) , the answer is yes , with a fake labels written in french mentioned the place of origin in " Paris " , or exporting from the border of Austria or Czechoslovakia ...... , also there is some labels during that era mentioned Labels with " (U.S. Zone) or (US Zone Made in Germany) " would be from (1945 – 1949) " ---------------------------------------------------------- German Labels History : Labels with " Sachsen " would be (before 1891) Labels with " Saxony) or (Saxony law ) or ( Deutschland) " would be from (1891 – 1914) Labels with " Made in Deutschland " would be from (1914 – 1921) Labels with " Made in Germany " would be from (1921 – 1939 & after 1990) Labels with " (U.S. Zone) or (US Zone Made in Germany) " would be from (1945 – 1949) Labels with " (Made in West Germany) or (Made in East Germany) " would be from (1949 – 1990) ======================================== i hope if there are some articles or books for violin identification or appraising , so please let me know about these books ?
  5. In 1891 the McKinley Tariff Act was put into law which required that items that were imported into the United States be marked with the country of origin . Also , if the label includes any English, it was made for the US market - the vast majority of the European factory instruments were made for export to the US . In 1914 this act was revised to require that the words "Made in" be used . Once again in 1921 the act was revised to require that the country of origin name be in English . ======================================= - Czech violins are labeled as ; (1891-1914) Bohemia (1914-1918) Made in Bohemia (1918-1921) Checoslvacia (1921-1993) Made in Czechoslovakia (1938–1939) Made in Cecho-Slowakia or Czecho-slovakia (after 1993) Made in the Czech Republic ========================================== After 1957 , for legal reasons , the words "Copy of" were often included on the labels . ==========================================
  6. Harvesting and processing horsetail

    you can use a " double face tape " watch the video at (34:41) minute , burnishing a violin with a piece of horsetail sticked on a piece of double face tape :
  7. Advice on how to cut tree trunk into slabs

    watch the video at (07:25) minutes , using a band-saw machine =================================================================================================================================================== at least more than ( +1" ) for violin , for cello ( 3.5" ) ... for tonewood dimensions , visit a wood supplier website , with this link : =================================================================================================================================================== don't remove the bark , after cutting you log , then you can easy to remove the bark with handsaw or band-saw like this picture : =================================================================================================================================================== cherry wood not suitable for a violin , could be use for other strings instrument such as ( Guitar ) , for the top plate only because the density of cherry wood is pretty lower than maple for the ribs and back plates . have a look to the Wood Density Chart , here is the link : =================================================================================================================================================== after cutting your tree to lumber then , the wood must (dry) aged at least 2 years then you can star make your project , or you can sell your wood to any supplier . Here is a long discussion about ( Aged Tonewood ) : =================================================================================================================================================== Good Luck
  8. Help Identifying.

    Roth stamped the serial numbers just around the label in the 1920's . also there is a serial number rarely used on 18th. century ( as Jacob Mentioned : 1770 Buchstetter violin with opus No. 27) , really that was an exceptional case , but Regarding Vuillaume he made a some of very fine master copies without serial ( for your information ) . ---------------------- * Quote : As to the numbering system , for the most part , his instruments were numbered . But the very fine copies especially those of 'Le Messie' Strad, Guarneri Del Gesu 'Canon' and Del Gesu 'David'(which Ferdinand David owned) and Maggini are without Number(s ). According to Doring's tabulation (made between 1947 and 1961) , Vuillaume made at least 78 instruments between the 1830's and 1874 that he did not recorded by number , that are "outstanding and magnificent * Links : 1. Vuillaume&item_type=topic 2. 3. 4. ===================================================================================
  9. Help Identifying.

    my dear Brad Dorsey ; there is no way about the serial number had used before 1950's for the violins or bowed instruments , even the Roth violins starting to use the serial number on early 1960's , you can find some guitars and pianos start using the serial no. on the late of 1800's , no serial number for the factory made before the middle of 1950's , there is one exception with some old workshop , such as Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume who used to write the number with a pencil on the middle of the upper-bout inside the violin on the back plate , i guess his serial number system used for the workshop instruments which made by his pupils as a workshop made not by him , Vuillaume made at least 78 instruments between the 1830's and 1874 that he did not recorded by number . -------------------------------- as i said it's made after 1950's , and also probably in the firm of Wurlitzer as duane88 has mentioned before , but i guess during the time of Rembert Wurlitzer , he was the Head of Rudolph Wurlitzer from 1930 to 1970 . ------------------ * the trick of the labels are various , such as : - adding an original old label in a new instrument during that time , (of course not with these brand / cheap brand) or - the label was added later such as a common used during that era until nowadays , or - adding original Firm label but they use the older form of the label for commercial reason , or by mistake Regards , mood
  10. Help Identifying.

    i already informed him for more information about the ( Serial Number History ) , you can visit the website of the Expert Appraiser ( David Lashof ) and you can ask him to inform Vuillaume here is the link my dear duane88 , and you can find out every thing do you want to know , also there is a list of trade-name such as ( Koschat 1895 to 1905 ) , as mentioned below : Cheers ...
  11. Help Identifying.

    Koschat Vs. Ludwig Koschat they were both (Trade-Names / factory made ) , Koschat is a (Tradename) from 1895 to 1905 , is different than (Ludwig Koschat) which is made after 1950's not as your label which mentioned (1913) just for for commercial purpose to looked like old and antique . simply because the Serial numbers weren't typically used in violins until the mid-1900's .
  12. Violin ID and Restoration Tips?

    most of the labels without provenance simply means : made in ( Bohemia / Czechoslovakia ) , was made pre 1930's .
  13. How to clean a label

  14. HOPF - yet again

    actually as "Guido" said : ....... there is a large number of posts where someone says: "I got this Hopf. Is it real?" ...... , so that i posted my answer . Anyway , regarding to how To determine if a " Hopf " violin is authentic or copy ? here : 1. 2. . 3.
  15. HOPF - yet again

    Keep in mind that there were over 20 different makers with the name Hopf also , a real Hopf , any of those makers instruments doesn't worth that value as you thought , so it is good for antique collectors . Believe me some of other violins copy worth more than the original Hopf . here are some links from a reputable Action Houses in the whole world listed a historical price : 1. 2. 3. if you are looking for original Hopf for antique collection , made around 1850 , with a " Certificate of Authenticity " , you can find in ebay , and you can bargaining with the seller , because he provide "best offer option" , the price is $1742 , you can get maybe less than $1500 , here is the link :