Katalog der physik.-mechan. Werkstätten Reiniger, Gebbert & Schall. Universitäts-Mechaniker Erlangen (Bayern). Schlossplatz 3. [Illustrated trade catalogue].
Item ID 68770
Erlangen, Reiniger et al., 1888. 4to (27.1 x 19.5 cm). 75 pp. (including index). Contemporary red, bllindstamped cloth; front board printed in black and gilt, rear board with black printed vignette. Patterned endpapers. Text pages printed in red and black. A sumptuously bound trade catalogue. It is likely that this was a special copy: in the top margin, the following was written in a neat hand: "Kgl. Hoheit Herzog Dr Carl Theodor in Bayern in tiefsten Ergebenheit gewidmet...". The firm was founded by Erwin Moritz Reiniger (1854-1909), Max Gebbert (1856-1907) and Karl Friedrich Schall (1859-1925), and grew to an international business with offices in Stuttgart and New York. After the crash of 1923 it was bought by Siemens. According to the title page, the firm had as "Specialität: Elektrisch-medizinische Apparate und Instrumente". This is amply show on the following pages, which contain steel-engravings of various medical devices, usually with electrical components. A very beautiful, and clean copy. Very rare. "Deluxe" edition of a rare trade catalogue, dedicated to the Duke of Bavaria