Chanot Family Violin Making tools

CHANOT FAMILY VIOLIN MAKING TOOLS

About

INTRODUCTION

 

The Chanot family violin making tools were acquired by the Bate Collection in December 2015. The collection consists of near 800 tools, templates and patterns used by various members of the Chanot family dating back to the 18th century. The classification and cataloguing of the items is ongoing. The collection currently resides in the workshop of the Bate and is not yet on display to the public.

the chanot collection in the workshop

 

 

     

     

    See below for an article about the Chanot Collection from the time of the Bate acquisition in 2015:

    For more information on the history of the Chanot Family, please explore these links:

    Chanot | Grove Music (oxfordmusiconline.com)

    The Violin Shop: Chanot-Chardon: The Violin-Making Soap Opera Family (feinviolins.com)

    Checklists

    Click the links below to download the relevant checklists. These checklists are works in progress so are currently incomplete and inaccurate in some cases.

     

    LIST OF BRIDGES
    LIST OF FORM PATTERNS
    LIST OF MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS
    LIST OF STRING GAUGES
    LIST OF VIOLIN MAKING TOOLS
    MISCELLANEOUS

    Highlights

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    10845 10320 10308

    Top down: Spring Clamp; Flat File; Lining Clamp; Block Plane

    10415

    Unfinished Back of a Viola Belly Plate

    10499 10488

    Various Bridges including a yet-to-be-cut piece

    10577 10532

    An early stage and a finished neck and scroll piece with zinc template

    10440

    2 Violin, Half Body Templates with markings

    10440

    Close up of 10440 Markings

    10444

    Close up of 10444 Markings

    10792

    Plaster of Paris Plaque of the Head of Georges Chanot, dated 1852

    10793

    Pottery Plaque of Hungarian composer and pedagogue, Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

    Gallery
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