John Nepomuk Maelzel

John Nepomuk Maelzel (HM5SH)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.815', W 75° 8.985'

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(1772 - 1838)

German-born inventor and showman; exhibited nearby at Maelzel's 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.
HM NumberHM5SH
Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487207 N 4421876
Decimal Degrees39.94691667, -75.14975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.815', W 75° 8.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 48.90" N, 75° 8' 59.10" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-218 S 5th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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