Dutch is an ambiguous term, whose meaning in English changes with different periods, but if it is taken to refer to the northern part of the Netherlands, roughly the modern country of the Netherlands or Holland, the instrument making trade was not strong until the 17th century. However there are some earlier instruments with Dutch names in their signatures or Dutch inscriptions.

For Dutch instruments, see:
   Gunner's Caliper, Unsigned, Dutch, circa 1600 (Leiden, Boerhaave)
   Horizontal Dial, Unsigned, Dutch, Late 16th century ? (London, BM)
   Theodolite, Unsigned, Dutch, Dated 1565 (Oxford, MHS)

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