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The Bow, Its History, Manufacture & Use

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...worked on his own account and then his work was stamped P.R.S. Price, London. Contemporary, excellent maker. Pupil of Tubbs. Pfretschner, Markneukirchen. Contemporary maker said to produce some excellent bows, but I have not yet had an opportunity of examining his work. Poison, Paris. A really magnificent workman. He was employed largely by the firm of Gand and Bernardel, and the majority of his bows bear their stamp. One occasionally meets with a bow by this maker bearing his own name. Pupinat, Swiss. Middle of the present century. Rakowsch, Paris. Modern. Ronchini, Italian. Modern. Schwartz, Georg Friedrich, Strasburg. Born 1785, died 1849. Made some excellent bows marked "Swartz, Strasburg." Simon. Born at Mirecourt in 1808. Worked for D. Peccate in Paris in 1838. After this worked for Vuillaume for seven years. He then set up on his own account for some two years, and when D. Peccate left Paris he took over the business in partnership with Henry. Three years later and he was again alone. His workmanship is always good and betrays Peccate's influence. Sirjean. French. Early part of the present century. Tadolini, Ignazio. Born at Bologna in 1791, died at Modena in 1873. Was established with his brother at the last named town. Made some very fine bows but was not equal. Tournatoris. French. Latter part of last century. Tourte. Eighteenth century, Paris. One of the best bow makers of the older type, chiefly known as the father of Francois Tourte. Tourte, Savere. Eldest son of the preceding and called " Tourte-l'aine," Paris. Tourte, Francois, Paris. Brother of the above. The greatest of all bow makers. Born 1747, died 1835. For fuller particulars of his life and work see page 51 (Plates V. and VI.). Tubbs, W., London....
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