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A SILVER AND BRASS THREE-RING UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL
A SILVER AND BRASS THREE-RING UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL
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A SILVER AND BRASS THREE-RING UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL

GEORG FRIEDRICH BRANDER (1713-83)

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A SILVER AND BRASS THREE-RING UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL
GEORG FRIEDRICH BRANDER (1713-83)
Signed on the declination ring G.F Brander fecit August Vindel 48° 24’, silver equinoctial ring with hour scale, the meridian ring for latitudes 0°-90°, the three rings folding flat, in original silk-lined case
5 in. (12.5 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Sotheby’s, New York, 26 May 1992, lot 103.
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:

A. Brachner, ed., G.F. Brander 1713-1783: Wissenschaftliche Instrumente aus seiner Werkstatt, Munich, Deutsches Museum, 1983.
E. Zinner, Deutsche und niederlandische astronomische Instrumente des 11. - 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1956, 256-263.

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The leading German Scientific Instrument Maker of the 18th century, Georg Friedrich Brander was born at Regensburg in 1713, and studied mathematics at the university of Altdorf. He founded his workshop at Augsburg, and from 1737 until his death in 1783 he manufactured every type of philosophical, mathematical and optical instrument.

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