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James Dodd

James Dodd was born in 1792, son of James (I) and nephew of John. For much of his life he worked with his brother Edward, in various locations in London – Covent Garden, Old Bailey, Vauxhall. As well as making bows, the brothers made strings which were sold in their uncle Thomas Dodd’s violin shop. James won a prize for a quartet of gold and tortoiseshell bows in the Great Exhibition of 1851, but after Edward’s death in the same year, he moved to north London, where he worked until his death in 1865.

James Dodd

(London, b 1792; d 1865)

James Dodd was born in 1792, son of James (I) and nephew of John. For much of his life he worked with his brother Edward, in various locations in London – Covent Garden, Old Bailey, Vauxhall. As well as making bows, the brothers made strings which were sold in their uncle Thomas Dodd’s violin shop. James won a prize for a quartet of gold and tortoiseshell bows in the Great Exhibition of 1851, but after Edward’s death in the same year, he moved to north London, where he worked until his death in 1865.

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