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Calvin Baker

Location: Boston, United States
Dates: active ca. 1862 - 1915

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Biography of Calvin Baker

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers

Author: John Dilworth

BAKER, Calvin Worked circa. 1862-1915 Boston, Massachusetts USA. Employed by A. W. White. Later chief repairer at Thompson & Odell. Wenberg cites one example labelled: Baker & Abbott, 1875. Worked also in Weymouth, Pennsylvania c.1876. According to the numbering of his labels made over 500 instruments. Stradivari and Amati models; also a personal model of broad pattern with long corners. Various varnishes, sometimes shaded red to golden brown. Used American timbers. Branded on button (with purfling stopped either side of the brand): ‘C. Baker’ [Wenberg]

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