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Ray


Has anyone heard of Embassy strings?  They used to or still do make steel strings in the U.S.A..  I picked up a few old parts with this package in the pile.  There's no other way to date the parts.

Cheers,

Ray

Ray
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Posted: September 30, 2011
Last Comment: October 2, 2011
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Eileen
Posted: October 2, 2011
Oh Ray, that sounds like a very interesting project !   Keep us updated !

Ray
Posted: October 2, 2011


For those of you who are interested, the violin parts that I picked I've managed to date rom between 1890-1920.  Don't get too excited, since I think the parts are from a Sears'model that they sold out of Chicago in about 1897.  The metal tuning pegs and 'fake ivory' peg heads helped to narrow the search.

I'm going to clean up the parts, polish them up and get a few patterns and measurements from all the parts.  The wood is of great age and I still may be able to work on the inside to make something of my dumpster search.  |I'll keep you posted.

Best,

Ray


Ray
Posted: October 1, 2011


Thanks for giving a try, Beth.  There's no plan B so this may stay a mystry.

Cheers,

Ray


Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 1, 2011
I haven't heard of that company. Nothing even on the internet!