Mälzel, Johann Nepomuk, 1772-1838Alternative names
John Nepomuk Maelzel (1772-1838), born in Germany, was a music teacher and an expert manufacturer of musical instruments, including a chronometer, and the metronome. He turned to automated instruments in 1805, inventing his own and purchasing Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen's (1734-1804) "automated chess-player" for purposes of exhibition in America beginning in 1826.
From the description of Papers, 1828-1830. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 207152067
|creatorOf||Mälzel, Johann Nepomuk, 1772-1838. Papers, 1828-1830.||Gadsden Public Library|
|referencedIn||Green, J., fl. 1818,. Autograph letter signed from J. Green, Soho Square, to Robert William Elliston [manuscript], 1818 July 13.||Folger Shakespeare Library|
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|New York (State)|
|New Orleans (La.)|