French 1909 Violin labeled “George Washburn”
Bears the label:
defect in workmanship
and materials Fecit 1909
Violins labeled “George Washburn” (a trade name) were imported from France by Lyon & Healy of Chicago from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. This example features an elegant one-piece back, dark amber varnish, the Washburn stamp on the button, and honest wear throughout. Its sound is even and penetrating and makes an impression on the listener.