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Metronome Selon Maelzel Antique 1900s

Ref: 3CB7

$ 135

Crafted in France during the early 1900s, the Metronome Selon Maelzel Antique 1910 is a captivating blend of rosewood and brass. Its intricate design features a small single-spring barrel-wheel and a brass movement body, exuding timeless elegance.

  • Date: Early 1900s
  • Origin: France
  • Materials: Rosewood colored, brass
  • Dimensions: 110 mm x 110 mm x 230 mm
  • Weight: 470 g
  • Condition: Working condition
  • Distinctive Features: Serial number: 436 228

With its weighted pendulum arm and 40-208bpm scale, this metronome offers precise tempo control. Adorned with a plaque showcasing its origins, it resides in a rosewood pyramid case, standing as a testament to both musical tradition and enduring craftsmanship.

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Discover the Musical Legacy of Johann Nepomuk Mälzel: The Maestro Behind the Maelzel Metronome

Metronome Selon Maelzel Antique 1900s

Metronome Selon Maelzel Antique 1900s

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Johann Nepomuk Maelzel

Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (or Mälzel; August 15, 1772 – July 21, 1838) was a German inventor, engineer, and showman known for his significant contributions to the world of music and engineering. His most notable achievements include the manufacturing of the metronome, an essential tool for musicians seeking precision in tempo, and the creation of music-playing automatons that garnered widespread fascination.

Portrait of Johann Nepomuk Maelzel
Image: Portrait of Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (August 15, 1772 – July 21, 1838)
Source: https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:JohannNepomukMaelzel.png

In 1816, Maelzel established himself in Paris as a manufacturer of the metronome, a device that had been previously invented by Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel. Despite this, Maelzel's version gained popularity and became the preferred choice for musicians. He also collaborated with Ludwig van Beethoven, leading to the composer's endorsement of Maelzel's metronome and his abandonment of traditional tempo indications in favor of Maelzel's device. Despite controversies surrounding his involvement in fraudulent displays, Maelzel's legacy as an inventor and showman remains significant in the history of music and engineering.

What is a metronome – definition?

A metronome is a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a uniform interval, which can be set by the user, usually measured in beats per minute (BPM). Derived from the Greek words "métron" meaning "measure" and "nomós" meaning "law," metronomes may also incorporate synchronized visual cues, such as a swinging pendulum or blinking light. Musicians, as well as dancers, runners, swimmers, and CPR rescuers, often use metronomes during practice sessions to enhance their timing skills, particularly in maintaining a steady tempo with a consistent beat or pulse.

Metronome by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, Paris 1815 Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Collection of Old Musical Instruments (Neue Burg) Loan from the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, I.N. 497
Image: Metronome by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, Paris 1815 Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Collection of Old Musical Instruments (Neue Burg) Loan from the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, I.N. 497
Source: From Photo: Andreas Praefcke - Self-photographed, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12397500

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