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Violoncello and bow

Date made: mid 19th century

Description: Musical instrument. The violoncello is made of maple, with a spruce soundboard, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, and boxwood pegs. It was made by Isle of Man resident Thomas Kay, who was a joiner and schoolteacher. It was played in Malew Parish Church, then used in the Primitive Methodist Chapel. The bow appears to be original to the instrument.

Measurements: overall: 126 x 44 x 13 cm

Materials: ebony, wood

Object name: violoncello

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-7813


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