The son of Joseph Louis Germain, Emile was born in Paris in 1853, and apprenticed in Mirecourt in 1865, before joining his father’s shop, to which he succeeded in 1870. He worked with an amateur maker and varnish researcher named Dehommais up until 1882. In 1900 he was awarded a medal at the Paris Exhibition, and he died in 1933. A large output of fine instruments on classical and personal models, along with many bows.
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