Yew wood Long bow by Thomas Aldred

Yew wood Long bow by Thomas Aldred

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Vintage Yew-wood Long Bow by Aldred.
A very good one piece archery yew-wood bow produced by the workshops of Thomas Aldred, London, which operated from 1846 to 1918. The bow is fitted with horn nocks and a green fabric handle. Just above the grip is the makers name 'Aldred, London', and below the number 53, indicating the draw weight of this bow in lbs. A good strong Man's bow in original condition with cord. Aldred specialised in manufacturing yew bows. This was a lengthy operation that took five years to complete. Three years to cut and season the stave, one year to allow the glue for the handle splice to set and to roughly shape the bow, and a year for the finishing steps.

Dimensions:

Height 188 cm / 74 332"
Period

1850-1899

Year

Circa 1870

Medium

Yew wood

Country

United Kingdom

Condition

very good

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