Anton Braun Complete Biography, History, and Inventions

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The German mechanic, constructor and optician Anton Braun from Möhringen, was appointed in 1724 as a mechanician and optician of the imperial court in Vienna, Austria.

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The machine of Anton Braun is quite big—a finely decorated and looking like a renaissance table clock cylinder, made of steel, silver and brass with almost 40 cm diameter and 21 cm height.

What did Anton Braun invent?

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The calculating mechanism was based on the pin-wheel (or sprocket wheel), invented by Leibniz and Poleni, and described by Leupold.

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