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REFERENCE: Terminology, Illustrations, Diagrams

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It seems there has always been some confusion on whether to refer to the "ear" or the "eye" of a scroll. What I do, and seems like a reasonable solution, it to call it an "ear" when viewed from the front or back, a refer to it as an "eye" when viewed from the side.

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Do you mean edge doubling (a repair)?

Yes, I was referring to the repair. A photo of the belly (or ribs) prior to it being glued would be educational. After all, one isn't supposed be be able to discern a good repair. :)

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After all, one isn't supposed be be able to discern a good repair. :)

The definition of a good repair varies. One definition is that it least disturbs what is original. Another is that it is difficult to find. And another is it will give best service under regular use by a musician.

A good repair done for a museum might be very different from one done for a player.

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For whatever it’s worth we actually took a survey of makers in the English speaking world in an effort to standardize the nomenclature. We also attempted to introduce a certain internal coherence. This is what we came up with for the scroll - I hope the labeling is visible.

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It seems there has always been some confusion on whether to refer to the "ear" or the "eye" of a scroll. What I do, and seems like a reasonable solution, it to call it an "ear" when viewed from the front or back, a refer to it as an "eye" when viewed from the side.

post-5156-0-15127800-1297807562_thumb.jpg (eye)

post-5156-0-51643600-1297807671_thumb.jpg (ear)

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To Gunt, Jeffery or anyone that can help, a lot of the photos in this thread are no longer legible.  Is there a way of viewing the photos with labels?

Thanks,

Jim

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I know this is an old thread but I think it wold be helpful for the English speaking industry as a whole to adopt the terminology used in the IPCI Technical Schemas and Diagrams. This publication has one of the most rigorous and disciplined approach to research I've seen in our industry. Since the editorial board is made of respected experts (some of whom are members here), personally i think this is as good a standard as we can get.

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