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TSA Snaps Rare Cello Bow

A rare Heinrich Knopf bow belonging to Alban Gerhardt was damaged by security officers as he entered the US. In what the cellist called ‘an act of brutal and careless behaviour’, the bow stick (left) was snapped in two, over the bridge of the cello, by air security staff at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, as they examined the case’s contents. 

H/T Christina Penn via email 

Source: The Strad. Read full article. (link)

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  • Ted Levy||

    In their defense, the bow did appear to be about to attack...

  • croaker||

    An appropriate response would be to find the freedom fluffer who did this and break his arm. Compound fracture.

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