John Friedrich & Bros.
New York. This firm opened up in New York in 1883, a business partnership between John and William Friedrich. Originally from Germany, John Friedrich worked with several prominent German firms, including Hammig, in Leipzig. The Friedrich brothers won several prizes for their instruments in the United States, including Chicago, 1893, St. Louis, 1904, and Philadelphia, 1926. Many of their bows were imported from the finest craftsmen in Germany, including this bow.