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I recently aquired a 4/4 violin with a label in it: Imported German Violin, Regraduated and Adjusted, V.C. Squire, Battle Creek MI, 1897. It is in excellent condition and has a sweet sound.  I wanted to know if anyone has an idea where in Germany it may have originated from? Thanks!

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0Those are Dominants with vision solo e. 

To the op question, most likely from the Markneukirchen area, but just because of the numbers. Some here might have a bit more knowledge about this particular violin. 

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Thomastik Rhondo Steel Strings are being played on them now, but I have the original Squires Steel set that came with the violin. Thanks, and yes I hope I can get some more info about the Violin.

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On 6/30/2017 at 4:13 PM, JGViolin said:

I recently aquired a 4/4 violin with a label in it: Imported German Violin, Regraduated and Adjusted, V.C. Squire, Battle Creek MI, 1897.

 

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If you're quoting the label accurately, this information from Wikipedia may be relevant:

Modern two-letter abbreviated codes for the states and territories originated in October 1963, with the issuance of Publication 59: Abbreviations for Use with ZIP Code, three months after the Post Office introduced ZIP codes in July 1963. 

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You brought up a good point.  It says "Battle Creek, Mich." Thanks, my mistake in original post.

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The violin would have been imported from the Markneukirchen Region. The VSA Journal from winter 78/79 has an excelent in depth article about the Sqiers, father and son, which I posted as PDF here

 

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Interesting! I do not see the PDF attachment, Perhaps I am not looking in correct area. Also, this V.C. Squire Violin does not have a number on it like I believe V.C and  his father J.B. put a number on violins made in the U.S., yet this one does not have one I think because it was imported from Germany as perhaps a complete violin? I also believe that the violin was hand made, but I am by far no expert.

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