We are having an auction of Clarence's old machinery on Sept 24. Have been spending Saturday afternoons cleaning up and getting ready. Clarence is in Assisted Living now, and has the land sold.
In cleaning up in the basement I found this old 1/2 size violin. I think it was a Christmas present for Clarence maybe in the mid 30's. It was just as a toy and nobody ever learned how to play it. I remember it as a small child and it had strings broken then.
One tuning peg was missing and the bridge was missing, the bow hair was mostly gone, and was coming apart in places. I cleaned it up and made a tuning peg and bridge, glued it together, ordered bow hair and replaced that. It can even be played now.