Tobias Volckmer
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Tobias Volckmer was a Brunswick-born goldsmith and instrument maker who is first recorded in the archives of Salzburg in 1586. In 1594 he was appointed as mathematician and goldsmith to the court of the Dukes of Bavaria in Munich.

From the evidence of his surviving instruments (more than twenty are known), Volckmer was making instruments from as early as 1582. The output of his workshop included astrolabes, sundials, quadrants, miner's and gunner's instruments. He also made instruments and clocks for the Bavarian duke Maximilian. His latest dated instrument is from 1624. His son Tobias Volckmer (the Younger) helped his father with his surveys and also made some instruments. Tobias Volckmer died in (or shortly after) 1629.