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Bow identification question (a mystery stamp)


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Hello group!

I have this older bow that I'm trying to figure out the maker.  I'm fairly certain that it is a generic student-grade bow and was considering having it repaired.  Weight is 58g (no lapping, no grip), one part heelplate, no eyes on the frog. The mortise doesn't look routed.  There is a split just beyond the mortise, and the adjuster is severely damaged.

I can't make out the stamp that is under the frog.  Best I can tell is: "W?????   ???ICH"  (unsure if two words, or one long one)  The "??ICH" ending makes me think that this is a German bow.

Any ideas what is imprinted by the stamp?  What kind of wood is the bow made of? 

Thanks.

Chris

 

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2 hours ago, CAS said:

Best I can tell is: "W?????   ???ICH"…

 

Probably WEIDLICH — a name often found on cheap mass-produced German bows.  But this is not the name of the maker.  It is probably the name of the company that distributed the bow.

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17 hours ago, Brad Dorsey said:

Probably WEIDLICH — a name often found on cheap mass-produced German bows.  But this is not the name of the maker.  It is probably the name of the company that distributed the bow.

Ah...that makes sense, and it certainly fits with the "???ICH" ending.  I had found it strange that it wasn't stamped in the traditional place, but rather below the frog.

thank you!

Chris

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