PA-043 John Nepomuk Maelzel (1772 -1838)

Marker text: JOHN NEPOMUK MAELZEL (1772-1838)

German-born inventor and showman; exhibited nearby at MaelzelÕs Hall, 1826-1831, assisted by Wm. Schlumberger. His Automaton Chess Player (The Turk) was famous for games with Franklin & Napoleon. He patented a metronome; made hearing aids for Beethoven.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2004

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