A Brendel no. 13 Secale flower model ca. 1880. The model consits 2 germination developements which are 10 times enlarged. The model was retailed by Merkelbach Amsterdam. Each part consist 2 parts. The height of the model is 50 cm.
Robert Brendel (1821-1898) started a factory for botanical flowers in the middle of the 19th century in Breslau, now Wroclaw in poland.
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