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Hi

 

I found a really old violin and two bows yesterday at the Salvation Army. Somebody had just donated a ton of cool antiques and I was the lucky buyer of the set at $70. I am a guitar player, so I don't know much about violins, but this was clearly very old and I could not pass it up.

 

One bow is marked "LUPOT" the other " eduard reichert dresden" The pics are linked below.

 

The violin looks old, but with the exception of needing new strings, it appears to be in great shape.

 

What do people think? Thanks in advance for any replies.

 

-Nathan

 

PICS:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9692921@N02/14518574831/in/photostream/player

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9692921@N02/14335424077/in/photostream/player/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9692921@N02/14335293678/in/photostream/player/

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...lol...at first I thought you meant a music score...of the Salvation Army Theme song or some such thing... ^_^

 

Well...for $70 you really can't go wrong...unless it needs mega-$$$ of repairs...

 

Hopefully someone will have some information for you...although you might need to post additional 'proper' photos...

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Hi

 

I found a really old violin and two bows yesterday at the Salvation Army. Somebody had just donated a ton of cool antiques and I was the lucky buyer of the set at $70. I am a guitar player, so I don't know much about violins, but this was clearly very old and I could not pass it up.

 

One bow is marked "LUPOT" the other " eduard reichert dresden" The pics are linked below.

 

The violin looks old, but with the exception of needing new strings, it appears to be in great shape.

 

What do people think? Thanks in advance for any replies.

 

-Nathan

 

PICS:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9692921@N02/14518574831/in/photostream/player

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9692921@N02/14335424077/in/photostream/player/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/9692921@N02/14335293678/in/photostream/player/

The name “Eduard Reichert Dresden” (both bows or violins) ought to be familiar with regular readers of this forum, since I posted about this trade mark in post # 19 here:

http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/243250-eduard-reichert-1912-violin/#entry584223

It was a trade mark of the big Markneukirchen wholesaler, G. A: Pfretschner, and your bow was never in Dresden, even on holiday. Pfretschner's enormous assortment was imported by their American agent, Schoening of New York, who in turn, supplied the entire US retail trade.

One can assume with a great degree of certainty that the violin, indeed the whole set, was also from the same source, and was bought as a school violin set at the beginning of the 20th C. . The Pfretschner firm, would have had the violin made in the cottage industry system (so called „Dutzendarbeit“) in Schönbach, on the Bohemian side of the border, where wages were cheaper.

The violin will require professional attention, after decades of neglect, and would, after being repaired properly be a reasonable violin for a school child

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