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John Nepomuk Maelzel

(1772 - 1838)

 
 
John Nepomuk Maelzel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. John Nepomuk Maelzel Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.815′ N, 75° 8.985′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and St. James Place, on the left when traveling north on 5th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); Original Cobblestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Street Prison (about 400 feet away); St. Charles Seminary (about 400 feet away); Robert Morris (1734 - 1806) (about 500 feet away); Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu (about 500 feet away); Commodore John Barry (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  John Nepomuk Maelzel - Behind the Marker
Marker looking south on 5th Street image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Marker looking south on 5th Street
St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church marker is in the background under the tree.
. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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