Bows for Musical Instruments of the Violin Family

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Bows for Musical Instruments of the Violin Family is a seminal luthier reference book compiled by the late Chicago violinist Joseph H. Roda (1894–1963) and published in 1959 by William Lewis and Son of Chicago. The book is about bows and bow makers and includes detailed illustrations prepared by Gladys Mickel Bell (1901–1992).[1] Roda had been a violinist with the Chicago Grand Opera Company from 1933 to 1935 and a violist with the Chicago Symphony from 1936 to 1956[2][3] Bell, at the time, was a violinist, cellist, music educator, and sales person at William Lewis and Son.

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  1. ^ Gladys Mickel Bell, married to E. Cyril Bell in 1951, fka Gladys Mickel Follmer (formerly married to George Crawford Follmer), née Gladys Sylvana Mickel
  2. ^ Chicago Symphony Season Will Open: Stock Assumes Charge at First Rehearsal, by Edward Leo Barry (1903–1991), Chicago Tribune, October 13, 1936, pg. 20
  3. ^ Guest Artists of Symphony's Last 3 Weeks, by Raven S. Seymour (1919–1994), Chicago Tribune, March 25, 1956, pg. 10, 3rd to last paragraph