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Caspar Rauber (attr.), Astronomical table clock


Caspar Rauber (attr.) (16th century)
Astronomical table clock, southern Germany, ca. 1575
Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 3370

A mechanical compendium of late 16th century knowledge regarding the measurement of time, the calendar and the movement of the stars and planets. The quality of the materials used and the fine workmanship suggest that this clock was intended for a wealthy clientèle.