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  1. This bridge was a gift from an amateur lutheir friend who carved the bridge and dyed it; the black color/ "paint" is made from chinese inkstick and soot. It's a temporary bridge that I put on until I get one fitted for the cello.
  2. I'm not sure if I'm using the correct word, but the there is no gloss/a protectant layer on most of the cello (not sure if varnish is the right word for this). The cello scratches very very easily, just an accidental brush of a fingernail against the wood will create a very noticeable scratch. Also, there are some small parts of the cello that seem to have the original varnish because it has a bit of a gloss to it. Maybe the heat/extreme temperatures in the attic caused it?
  3. I am not sure, the man who sold me the cello is from Farmingdale, so maybe it's something to do with the town/city he lives in? I wonder if this is a practice of public schools or schools in general to carve on the back of the cello? Doesn't seem right to me, but who am I to judge
  4. This is the only cello I found made by the same maker but in 1923. Not sure if this helps!
  5. Additionally inside the cello, there are markings of a penciled in "15" twice on the bottom of the cello on the right and left side, near the end pin and twice on the top of the cello, right and left side. Can' take a picture of it.
  6. Hi! I am new to this forum and thought I would get some insight on a cello! I bought this cello maybe a 1.5 years ago from a man who had it in his attic for a while, does not remember how it was acquired or that he even had it in his attic. It did not come with a case and was in very bad condition (my guess due to extreme temperatures in attic). The varnish is completely gone, there are cracks on the front of the cello, roughed up sides, scratches all over, and the seams on the side & where the neck meets the base were open, etc. Clearly this cello was not cared for at all, additionally,