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Views of Pegbox on Violin by Salzard Workshop,
Paris or Mirecourt, ca. 1840-1875

NMM 9965.  Violin by Salzard workshop, Paris or Mirecourt, 
ca. 1840-1875 NMM 9965.  Violin by Salzard workshop, Paris or Mirecourt, 
ca. 1840-1875

NMM 9965. Violin by Salzard workshop, Paris or Mirecourt, ca. 1840-1875. Brand on inside of back: SALZARD / Paris [cursive lettering]. Black ink inscription, below inside brand: 1787. Brand on back button: SALZARD. This violin features a set of early steel and brass machine heads located inside the pegbox. Gift of Daniel Draley, DeWitt, Iowa, 2001.




Technical Information

Top: two-piece, quarter-cut spruce, medium grain.
Back: one-piece, quarter-cut maple with narrow curl, ascending from treble to bass; pin holes in back just inside of purfling at top and bottom blocks.
Ribs: quarter-cut maple with narrow curl, angled to the right; rib corners chamfered.
Head and neck: maple with very narrow curl.
Edging: varnish removed from edges.
Varnish: dark brown; artificial shading, varnish partially removed, simulating wear on each side of tailpiece, lower and center bouts of back, at upper treble edge of back, and on upper treble rib; varnish removed from edges and scroll and pegbox chamfers.
Fingerboard: ebony.
Pegs: steel and brass machine heads, the mechanism inside pegbox; small, round ebony peg heads with rounded edges.
Linings: spruce.
Corner blocks: maple.




Measurements

Back length: 359 mm
Upper bout width: 165 mm
Center bout width: 112 mm
Lower bout width: 206 mm
Rib height: 30-32 mm
Stop length: 191 mm
Vibrating string length: 322 mm
Original neck length (bottom of nut to ribs): 131 mm

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