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Author Name:    PETHERICK, Horace Strad Library No. 12

Title:   Repairing & Restoration of Violins. Strad Library No. 12

Publisher:    The Strad Office and D.R. Duncan / Charles Scribners' Sons, London / New York , 1922, 

Seller ID:   94998

PETHERICK, Horace. The Repairing & Restoration of Violins. Illustrated by the Author. London : The Strad Office and D.R. Duncan / New York : Charles Scribners' Sons, 1903. First Edition. Pp (8),[1]-199,(1),i-xii(ads), frontisportrait + 2 plates. Text Illustrations. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. “The Strad” Library No. XII. Contents : 1. Intro ductory. 2. Slight Accidents—Modern Restorers—"Chattering "—The Proper Sortof Glue—Its Preparation and Use. 3. Minor Repairs—Cramps and Joints—Violin Cases—Rattles and Jars—Loose Finger-Boards—Atmosphere Temperature – Old-Fa shioned Methods of Repairing – Modern Ways – A Loose Nut. 4. Injuries to the Head or Scroll—Insertion of Fresh Wood - Colouring of White Wood - Separation of Head from Pegbox and Re-joining - Stopping Material for Small Holesor Fractures - The Pegbox Cracked by Pressure. 5. Fracture of Peg-box and Shell - Chips from this Part - Filling up of Same—Restoration to Original Form, after Parts have been Lost - Worn Peg-holes, Refilling or Boring Same.6. Loosening of Junction of Graft with Peg-box, and Refixing Same--Graftin g, Different Methods of Performing this - Lengthening the Neck - Old and Modern Method—Renewal of Same—Inclination of Neck and Fingerboard with Regardto the Bridge—Height of Latter, and Reason for It. 7. Finishing the Finger board - Fixing the Nut-Size and Position of Grooves for the Strings - Filing Down the Graft - Smoothing. Colouring. and Varnishing Same. 8. Injuries that can be Repaired from the Outside - Insertion of Fresh Wood in Fracture of the Ribs - The Effects of Climate on the Glue in Violins. 9. The Glue Used by the Early Italian Makers - Insertion of Pieces of Wood for Repairing Lost Parts - Replacing Lost Rib and Repairing Interior without Opening whenPossible-Securing Loose Lower Rib to End Block - Different Methods - Treat ment of Worm-holes—Fixing on Graft on Neck. 10. Ways of Removing the Upper Table and the Neck -Cleansing the Interior - Preservation of the Original Label - Closing of Cracks in Upper Table. 11. Getting Parts Together that apparently do not Fit—The use of Benzine or Turpentine—Treatment of Warped orTwisted Lower Tables. 12. Removal of Old Superfluous Glue by Damping—Repla cing Old End Blocks by New Ones—Temporary Beams and Joists Inside for Keeping Ribs, etc., in Position while Freshly Glued. 13. Re-opening the Back to Correct the Badly Repaired Joint—A Few Words on Studs—Filling Up Spaces left by Lost Splinters—Matching Wood for Large Cracks, etc. 14. Repairing LostPortions—Margins of Sound Holes—Matching the Grain—Fixing and Finishing Of f—Replacing with Fresh Wood Large Portions of Upper Table—Lost Parts of Purfling—Restoring It with Old Stuff. 15. Repairs to Purfling (continued)—Filling up an Opening Extending to the Whole Length of the Violin—Fitting the Core—Fixing it in Position and Retaining it There—Finishing the Surface. 16.Repairing Undertaken by People in Business not connected with that of Bowe d Instruments—Rem6val of a Fixed Sound Post—Fitting a Fresh Part of Worm-Eaten Rib—Bringing Together the Loosened Joint of the Back Without Opening the Violin. 17. Insertion of Studs along the Joint Inside without Opening theViolin—Lining or Veneering a Thin Back. 18. The Bar in Olden Times—The Mod ern One—The Operation of Fitting and Fixing the Bar—Closing and Completion of the Repairs—Varnishing of the Repaired Parts having Fresh Wood. Wear to spine ends and corners, cloth rubbed, spine and margins darkened, hinges cracked, tear along one gutter, penned name, a few pencilled notes, else good. As is. 90.00


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