gjo wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:36 pm
We are a little surprised that nobody mentioned Bouchet because of the profiled bar.
If I can take some credit for being wrong, I mentioned Bouchet/Marin, but noted the difference in position and angle.
This photo ties off a loose end that had puzzled me for a little while.
"Bouchet’s work is divided into two (sometimes three) periods of stylistic construction by most experts, and this instrument clearly falls into his final and most typically evolved period of design, having the five-fan-strut pattern with the central nodal bar located directly under the bridge saddle, and carefully fitted over the five fan struts. This device was most likely an original Bouchet innovation, although there is similarity to an obscure patent obtained by Hermann Hauser for a similar design concept