Violin by and labeled "Louis Noebe, Homburg 1883, # 317".
Louis Noebe, born in Schwerin-Mecklenberg in 1844, established a shop in Homburg which was in business from 1865 until 1922. He used Strativarian modeling and refined woodworking techniques. Noebe was an innovator in the trade: some experiments were more successful than others, but he invented the “induction bass bar” which is now common in fiddle construction. (Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers by William Henley & German and Austrian Violin Makers by Karel Jalovec)
Length of Back- 363mm