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274529 Kirk Eppler 2021‑09‑07 Re: Anyone know German tool makers of the past? #photo-notice
The book pdf pg 34 has a reference to a Hermann Bruder, looks like he is in
many businesses, but this one looks like an Iron works If I;m reading
abbreviations correctly.  Also, the tool has the look of many German Silver
drafting tools, so maybe determining the German word for drafting, and
googling like below.


Image of vintage drafting stuff front and center here


Kirk in HMB, where the chainsaws and tree chippers are revving up for
another day of meeting interrupting.

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:29 AM sushimonster via groups.io  wrote:

> Galoots!
> I've found this small brass calliper, which looks finely made. It seems to
> date from when units of measurement varied across Europe, before widespread
> adoption of the metric system - as it records measurement for Baden (German
> province which used the Zoll, Fuss or Elle unit), Switzerland (Similar to
> Baden, depending on region) and Paris ( the Elle), from the little I can
> find on this.
> As far as I know, Paris was one of the first areas of France to go metric
> in 1795 - which hints that this piece could be quite early? I'm assuming
> that "BRUDER" stamped on the end might be the maker's mark, but I've never
> heard of the name Bruder as a tool or instrument maker?
> Has anyone come across other tools baring the name Bruder at all? It's a
> nice little find, so I'd really like to fill in some knowledge gaps about
> it if I can, before I store it away in the very crowded "Mysteries I
> haven't solved yet" draw :)
> ...but then there's that strange dot under the D. Does that mean an
> abbreviation of the name, or is it just a random mark in the brass?
> Apologies about my rusty German knowledge - it's been a while since I took
> it at school.
> https://groups.io/g/oldtools/album?id=267887

Kirk Eppler

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