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 Paul Reinmann
Paul Reinmann (or Paulus Reinmann) was the most prominent member of an influential family of instrument makers living near the centre of Nuremberg. He was born in about 1557 and was the son of the dial maker Hieronymus Reinmann. Both Hieronymus and Paul often used a crown as an identifying mark to sign their instruments.

Although primarily known as a maker of ivory diptych sundials, Paul Reinmann also made several brass gunner's levels and sights. The earliest known instrument made by him is dated 1575, the latest dates from 1608. Paul Reinmann's instruments display the highest level of Nuremberg craftsmanship at the end of the 16th century and are characterised by their excellent quality and finely engraved details. They were often embellished with gilt brass fittings and were evidently intended for a wealthy clientele. Paul Reinmann died on 1 January 1609.

For instruments by Paul Reinmann, see:
   Diptych Dial, Attributed to Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Later 16th century (London, BM)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1599 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1578 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1578 (London, BM)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, circa 1600 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Workshop of Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1612 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1587 (London, BM)
   Diptych Dial, Attributed to Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, circa 1600 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1607 (London, BM)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1603 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, circa 1600 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1599 (London, BM)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, circa 1600 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1601 (Oxford, MHS)
   Diptych Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1584 (Oxford, MHS)
   Horizontal Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, circa 1600 (Oxford, MHS)
   Horizontal Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, circa 1600 (Leiden, Boerhaave)
   Polyhedral Dial, Signed by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, Dated 1597 (London, BM)

References:

E. Zinner, Deutsche und Niederl?ndische astronomische Instrumente des 11. bis 18. Jahrhunderts (2nd ed., Munich, 1967), pp. 485-90; P. Gouk, The Ivory Sundials of Nuremberg 1500-1700 (Cambridge, 1988), pp. 59-60; S. A. Lloyd, Ivory Diptych Sundials 1570-1750 (Cambridge, Mass.,1992), pp. 42-3.

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