Here I’ve offset the latest, so you can see the pattern lines.
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It’s amazingly hard to draw these. I started with the Betts, because the LoC photos included measurements. During revisions of the drawing of the pattern, I realized there were some Betts features still, so I eliminated those in the revisions. So the latest drawing is all pattern, and that finger board issue is from the pattern.
As I mentioned already, the pattern doesn’t seem to have seen a lot of use, but the volute and upper line of the peg box match the TV viola pattern, and comes close to some of the actual Strad scrolls.