Pferdetrense (Oberhausmuseum Passau).
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The Zeugmeister is the head of the Zeughaus administration and is responsible for the entire armaments inventory. He supervises the Zeughaus inventory and the Zeughaus staff, which he checked on and hired. Ulrich Peßnitzer, for example, was the Zeugmeister of the Duke of Lower Bavaria. He wrote a detailed inventory of the Zeughaus inventory of Landshut that has been preserved. In case of war, he calculated which teams and equipment are needed and procured the corresponding draught horses.
He was in charge of the Zeugwart and the Büchsenmacher. Various craftsmen worked in larger armouries: Plattner, sword brusher, cross bower, pillar maker, spear maker, gunsmiths, powder maker, carpenter, rope maker, turner, barrel cooper, piece foundryman, bulwark maker, blacksmiths, including specialists such as halberd and sword forger, saddler, coachmen, piston shapers, coopers and many others.
The Nürnberger Hausbücher not only provide information about the activities of the individual professions, but also illustrate them in a colourful way: