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Aylor's Violin Manufacturing
Aylor created a large number of forms to
allow him to create several violins at a time. It is unclear
whether his plan was to mass produce violins or simply to experiment
with a variety of slightly different models. Above is an extensive collection of Aylor's molds and jigs
used to form violin and guitar bodies. Also shown (far
left and middle
are two casks of varnish (shipped to "Albert Aylor, Culpeper") for use in his shop.
A box of Aylor's partially finished violin backs along with
glued-up "blanks" ready for carving. Also in the box is a
thick paper pattern (top, rear) that Aylor made
and used to prepare blanks for carving.
Several Aylor violin forms. The form on top right includes a partially-carved back
(portions of back are broken off and lost).
Albert Aylor's signature visible inside violin.
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