2003.8 Description: Violin made by W.W.Wallace at Taylor's Music House, Springfield, Massachusetts in 1892. The back is made from two pieces of tiger maple. The ribs are tiger maple. The belly is made from two pieces of spruce, glued up, and the left side has a small diamond-shaped patch just below the f hole. The neck, peg box, and scroll are nicely carved from a single piece of tiger maple. Two of the tuning pegs are ebony and two are rosewood; all have mother-of-pearl inlaid dots in the ends. The purfling is dark-light-dark stringing. The sound post is intact. The finger board is ebony. The strings, bridge, tail-piece and chin-rest are all missing. The f holes are rather crudely cut. Inside is a printed paper label which reads: "W.W.Wallace, Maker, / Taylor's Music House, / Springfield, Mass., U.S.A. 1892".