Fred Hintz / fecit / London 1763 [handwritten]
USA, Ann Arbor, MI
Stearns Collection, University of Mich.
No. of Strings:
TGM visit 5/09; Smith 1977, pp. 698-702
Herzog 2003, GB-22; Smith 1977, pp. 698-700; Stanley 1918, p. 194
Smith 1977, pp. 701-2 (F+B, front 3/4); [unpublished, from museum: FB+S, label (color)]; [by TGM: F+B body only, various details (color)]
2-piece table and back, both with inked purfling; semi-pointed corners. C-holes very vertical and set high, well above lower corners. Back has no actual fold line, and no crossbars except soundpost plate; no perimeter linings between back and ribs. Label placed directly on back, just above SP plate. Mismatched pegs, no two alike. Converted to a (child-size) cello. Smith 1977 dimensions 56.5, 28.2/18.6/33, 14, 57 (widths taken on back, and depth includes thickness of table and back). Similar to instruments in Edinburgh, Copenhagen, and Oakton.