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  1. E a Thompson was a violin dealer. I had a business card and appraisal from him somewhere. Came with a nice violin I got somewhere……..update.. the thread you linked was a picture of the stuff. It’s somewhere around here but don’t know where. Wenberg book says he was a maker. I was never able to find a violin that looked like it was made by him but maybe there are a few out there
  2. This was my thought regarding the brand. However, it clearly looks like a nice silver mount bow
  3. Hit the wrap with black light. If it glows then it’s whale bone. If not then it’s probably some sort of plastic or synthetic material
  4. It’s silver mounted. However the ferrule look like it has been replaced with nickel
  5. Hello thought I would post this to see where everyone thought this bow originally came from. It has wide pins that attach the liner. Which I thought was possibly a French trait however the slide has a surrounding metal liner which I usually think German. The head in my opinion sorta has a French look. Maybe it’s a bit of a Frankenbow. Anyway what do you think.
  6. I can’t really place it other than not looking like Prell. I own two and the head, frog and button are all different than this example. It does look like a nice German bow tho
  7. I don’t see Herman Prell here
  8. If I took this in for a rehair, other than having to explain why I wanted to rehair it. It would be done in a day or two with a new faceplate. I’d expect a $200-225 bill. If the shop doesn’t really want to do it. Send it to someone that is more confident in their ability to rehair it. Shipping a bow costs very little
  9. There were a bunch of Riedls. The ops bow appears to be silver and better than run of the mill student sticks
  10. Fortunely, philip has sense enough not to let that scenario play out ha ha
  11. If the button is not the original and came with the new frog, the screw most likely is too long to fit into the drilled hole of the stick. The point may be forced into the existing spot under tension but does not sit want to sit there otherwise.
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