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35 minutes ago, GeorgeH said:

Are you going to leave it in?

It has saddle cracks and a low neck angle, and it isn't mine, so I don't think that they want to spend the funds to remove and rehab it. Besides, it belonged to dad, and he got it from grandpa, and they both played it, so probably it will be left as-is.

Odd things upon further inspection: 1-the little posts are not glued in place. Amazing that they are still standing even without tension on the fiddle for years. 2-No linings-top or back. Combined with the strange corner blocks, I think that it was done on purpose from the beginning. You couldn't get this thing into the instrument with linings on the top, so I guess they decided that they were not needed.

 

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9 hours ago, duane88 said:

Besides, it belonged to dad, and he got it from grandpa, and they both played it, so probably it will be left as-is.

Maybe the idea was to funnel/channel the sound to the ffs. Or create additional resonance chambers. 

I am glad that they are keeping it "as-is." I love stuff like this. 

What are they having done to it? I hope it is playable when you're through, and you can let us all know how it sounds. Thanks for posting this!

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20 minutes ago, Rue said:

...and every time you think you've seen it all....

My f holes never seem to agree with one another.  

So I was thinking of putting in a vertical  lengthwise inside panel to form separate cavities for the treble side and the bass side.  Like a ridiculously high but thin bass bar.

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After a brief internet search:

Patent Angem is German for "Patent Pend."  The full term is patent angemeldet

Andorf is a city in Germany

There was a cornerless violin on the ebay market with the markings FALERO PATENT ANGEM. ADORF. i/V.  I don't know what was inside of it.  

I guess Falero was probably the maker.  Did he mean to patent his interior addition?  

Now for the interior:  That looks remarkably like it is cut from cheap wall panelling that was all the rage in the mid 20th century.  

Regards, 

Jay

 

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4 hours ago, Jluthier said:

I guess Falero was probably the maker.  Did he mean to patent his interior addition?  

Is it possible that Falero was some type of business involved in patenting musical instruments?    See below violin with patented design of doubled ribs, no corner blocks, and the skinny support beam (that someone subsequently cut).

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14 minutes ago, Brad H said:

Is it possible that Falero was some type of business involved in patenting musical instruments?    See below violin with patented design of doubled ribs, no corner blocks, and the skinny support beam (that someone subsequently cut).

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Falero was discussed in a January 20, 2011 MN post by member "tartaric".  His January 22, 2011 shows his photograph of an internal rod bar that was one piece.  WNitkin's post on January 27, 2011 shows the Otto Windish German patent which has a drawing to the double rib and internal rod.  Other MN members join in a discussion.

 

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