Mälzel, Johann Nepomuk, 1772-1838

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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

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associatedWith Curtis, Samuel. person
associatedWith Green, J., fl. 1818, person
associatedWith Gregg, Washington Parker, 1802-1892. person
associatedWith Lilley, John. person
associatedWith Passarow, John. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nashville (Tenn.)
Tennessee
Moscow (Russia)
Louisiana
New York (State)
Albany (N.Y.)
Russia
New Orleans (La.)
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Performing Arts
Robots
Panoramas
Chess
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Birth 1772-08-15

Death 1838-07-21

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