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Nov 22, 2022 - 6:02:39 AM
1703 posts since 12/26/2007
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I'm curious about the George Dobson Victor tailpieces that always lose the ivoroid (?) leading piece. Did the ivoroid leading piece rest on the top side of the TP, or did it "enclose" the top & bottom of the TP ? Most of the pictures I've found suggest top side only. The metal TP base has two tabs that would fit into slots in the ivoroid piece..... .was the ivoroid piece also glued ?

My curiousity comes from having one of the metal bases minus the ivoroid piece, and I think that I can make up a reproduction ivoroid piece if I know how the originals were constructed (top only ? ...... enclosing the entire end of the metal base ?) and whether or not they used glue.

Tnx in advance for comments............


Nov 23, 2022 - 1:12:31 PM



167 posts since 5/30/2010

It just sat on top. The tension of the strings, and the 2 tabs held it on..

Nov 23, 2022 - 1:20:42 PM

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Stacey - tnx. I just got a batch of photos, should have enough to work with.


Nov 23, 2022 - 3:42:02 PM

332 posts since 6/23/2013

Mark, I have one that I can lend you.

Nov 23, 2022 - 3:44:45 PM

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Hey Joe - tnx for the offer..... I think that I have enough photos to work with. If I come up short, will get back in touch.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving ! ! !

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