1898 V. C. Squier Repaired and Regraduated
V. C. Squier Repaired and Regraduated
Lob 361 mm. Label: Repaired and Regraduated by V. C. Squier, Battle Creek, Michigan 1898 (Date Handwritten) Made in Germany circa 1860. One treble wing crack, very lightweight.
The magazine image is from "The Violinist" of August - September 1921.
Victor Carrol Squier was born in 1866 and died in 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was the adopted son and pupil of Jerome Squier. After learning the craft with his father, he worked for William Peters in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Treffle Gervais and George Drapier in Boston. Established independently in Battle Creek from 1890 and expanded his business into an extensive music shop. First instrument dated 1883. Subsequently made over 950 instruments, mostly careful copies of well-known Stradivari originals. His own oil varnish; later made and sold commercially. Author of Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work (Battle Creek, Michigan, 1944). Victor Carroll Squier / Maker / Battle Creek. Mich. /