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Buff & Berger

George L. Buff and Christian Louis Berger went into business in Boston in 1871, trading as Buff & Berger and manufacturing "all kinds of surveying, astronomical, mathematical and philosophical instruments." The new firm was remarkably successful, attracting numerous customers, and winning awards at state and national exhibitions. Buff & Berger boasted two circular dividing engines. The larger, of 3 feet diameter, had been built by John H. Temple of Boston. The firm was dissolved in 1898, and succeeded by Buff & Buff and by C. L. Berger & Sons.

Collection:

Alidade (telescopic) #2157
Altitude and Azimuth Instrument #159