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Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
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Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach

  • The Holland Circle was used in land surveying and is a precursor to the theodolite
  • It is made of bronze with a handsome wooden stand by German instrument makers Baumann & Kinzelbach
  • This finely-calibrated instrument is a unique and elegant piece of scientific history
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Item No. 31-3790

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This intriguing item is almost certainly a Holland Circle by German scientific instrument makers Baumann & Kinzelbach. The Holland Circle, sometimes referred to as a Dutch Circle, was used in land surveying and is a precursor to the theodolite, an optical instrument for measuring angles. Baumann and Kinzelbach were based in Stuttgart, Germany, and in addition to crafting surveying instruments and compasses, also created a 2-foot tall "comet seeker" used at the Gotha Observatory near. . .
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This intriguing item is almost certainly a Holland Circle by German scientific instrument makers Baumann & Kinzelbach. The Holland Circle, sometimes referred to as a Dutch Circle, was used in land surveying and is a precursor to the theodolite, an optical instrument for measuring angles. Baumann and Kinzelbach were based in Stuttgart, Germany, and in addition to crafting surveying instruments and compasses, also created a 2-foot tall "comet seeker" used at the Gotha Observatory near Gotha, Thuringia, Germany. Crafted from bronze with a handsome wooden stand and complete with its custom carrying case, this finely-calibrated instrument is a unique and elegant piece of scientific history.

Engraved "Baumann & Kinzelbach Stuttgardt"

Circa 1820

16 3/4” high x 8 1/8” wide x 8 1/8” deep
Case: 7/8" high x 9 1/4" wide x 11 1/2" deep

References:
Gotha- the Instruments of the observatory, 1988, by G. Wolfschmidt, pp. 89-90
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Holland Circle by Baumann and Kinzelbach
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Other
Type: Other
Depth: 8.13 in. (20.64 cm)
Width: 8.13 in. (20.64 cm)
Height: 16.75 in. (42.55 cm)
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