Thomas Rückert
Thomas Rückert from Augsburg is known as the maker of a number of hodometers in about 1575 at the request of August I, the Elector of Saxony. The design of his instruments was copied by other instrument makers such as Erasmus Habermel.

For instruments by Thomas Rückert, see:
   Hodometer, Attributed to Thomas Rückert, Augsburg, circa 1580 (London, BM)


E. Zinner, Deutsche und Niederl?ndische astronomische Instrumente des 11. bis 18. Jahrhunderts (2nd ed., Munich, 1967), pp. 239, 331, and 604.

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