Robert Brendel began in business in Breslau in 1866, making lovely and accurate models of enlarged flowers, and winning medals at major exhibitions: Moscow (1872), Cologne (1890), and Chicago (1893). Following Brendel’s death in 1898, his son Reinhold moved the firm to a suburb of Berlin and won several more exhibition medals.
Ref: Graziana Fiorini, Luana Maekawa, and Peter Stiberc, “Save the Plants: Conservation of Brendel Anatomical Botany Models,” The Book and Paper Group Annual 27 (2008): 35-45
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