Albert Leeson

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Albert Leeson (1904-1946) was an English bow maker.

Albert Leeson worked for the firm W.E.Hill & Sons, starting as an apprentice in 1920 and quickly learning to making the finest fleur-de-lys bows (mounted in silver, gold, or tortoiseshell). He was one of William C Retford's favorite pupils, he was quickly put to work on the finest bows and was eventually allowed to work totally unsupervised which was rare. Albert was also a keen violinist.

He was accidentally killed by a London bus in 1946. His bows are marked with number 3 on the tip under the bow hair.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W.E. Hill & Sons (A Tribute)- Richard Sadler 1996 ISBN 0-9504357-2-4