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JOHN NEPOMUK MAELZEL ( 1772 1838 ) German Born Inventor And Showman ; Exhibited ...

JOHN NEPOMUK MAELZEL ( 1772 1838 ) German Born Inventor And Showman ; Exhibited  ...

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Description: JOHN NEPOMUK MAELZEL ( 1772 1838 ) German born inventor and showman ; exhibited nearby at Maelzels 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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