William Lewis & Son – 3/4 Size Violin Bow Circa 1950-1960


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William Lewis (1835-1902), bow maker from Germany, founded one of the largest violin houses in the United States in 1874. The name was originally Lewis, Newell, and Gibbs, his partners when he first opened. Later the music store was renamed the Chicago Music Company. The name changed finally to William Lewis & Son when Frederick Lewis joined the firm. Bows were made in the Markneukirchen area of Germany and imported to America branded “Wm. Lewis & Son. The 3/4 size pernambuco bow has the tradition brand and is in round section with nickel silver fittings. This bow is perfect for a player looking to perform with a wood bow.

• Pernambuco Specie, Ebony Frog
• 3/4 Size
• Half Lined
• Nickel Silver Mounted
• German Made
• 1950-1960

Weight fully haired 56.5 grams.