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2005/123/1 Tools (11), double bass timber clamps, used by Chic Denny, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, maker and place unknown, 1900-1997. Click to enlarge.

Luthier tools used by Chic Denny

Made
  • 1900-1997
One of the strengths of the Powerhouse Museum's music collection are items relating to violin and bowed string instrument making in Australia. This not only includes the actual instruments but also the means of production such as tools and accessaries used by instrument makers. The collection currently holds tools relating to violin makers in particular as well as several partly completed instruments. Double bass makers in Australia have been few and far between as have repairers who …

Summary

Object No.

2005/123/1

Object Statement

Tools (11), double bass timber clamps, used by Chic Denny, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, maker and place unknown, 1900-1997

Physical Description

Tools (11), double bass timber clamps, used by Chic Denny, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, maker and place unknown, 1900-1997

Set of eleven clamps used for repairing double basses. Three large and six small varying in size. Constructed of wood forming three sided rectangles in shape. Open side has threaded wooden screw with wooden handle to apply pressure to clamp. Several clamps reinforced with metal. Also two circular clamps.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

715 mm

Width

425 mm

Production

Made

  • 1900-1997

Notes

Possibly hand made but maker is unknown.

History

Notes

Said by donors to date from the late nineteenth century and given to Chic Denny for the repair of double basses possibly just prior or just after WW2. The name of the person who gave him the clamps is unknown but he is said to have also been a double bass repairer.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Glenn and Ron Denny in memory of Chic Denny, 2005

Acquisition Date

18 May 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Luthier tools used by Chic Denny 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2021, <https://ma.as/348327>

Wikipedia

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