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Asch, Moses

Peter Goldsmith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1280 words.

Asch, Moses (02 December 1905–19 October 1986), sound engineer and record company executive, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Sholem Asch, a world-renowned Yiddish novelist and...

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Berliner, Emile

Norm Cohen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1255 words.

Berliner, Emile (20 May 1851–03 August 1929), inventor, was born Emil Berliner in the city of Hannover in the kingdom of Hannover (later a Prussian province), the son of Samuel Berliner, a...

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Clagget, Charles

Fiona M. Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Applied Music. 953 words.

Clagget, Charles (1740?c. 1795), musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments, was born in Waterford, Ireland, probably in 1740. This date of birth was preferred by The...

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Goldmark, Peter Carl

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1139 words.

Goldmark, Peter Carl (02 December 1906–07 December 1977), inventor, was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Alexander Goldmark, a hatmaker, and Emmy (maiden name unknown). In 1919...

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Hammerstein, Oscar

John Cogdill.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1270 words.

Hammerstein, Oscar (08 May 1848–01 August 1919), inventor, operatic impresario, and theatrical manager, was born in Berlin, Germany (although his family lived in Stettin, Prussia), the son...

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Johnson, Eldridge Reeves

Leonard De Graaf.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1346 words.

Johnson, Eldridge Reeves (06 February 1867–14 November 1945), inventor and business leader, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Asa S. Johnson, a carpenter, and Caroline Reeves....

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Light, Edward

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Composition. 409 words.

Light, Edward (1746/7–1832), inventor of musical instruments and composer, was probably the man of that name who on 6 August 1774 married Elizabeth Hawkins at St Mary's, Marylebone Road,...

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Liston, Henry

Christopher Kent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Music Criticism and Journalism. 369 words.

Liston, Henry (1771–1836), inventor of a musical instrument and writer on music, the eldest son of Robert Liston, minister of Aberdour, Fife, was born on 30 June 1771. He matriculated at...

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Marshall, James Charles [Jim]

Adrian Powell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms. 1123 words.

Marshall, James Charles [Jim] (1923–2012), audio equipment manufacturer, was born on 29 July 1923 at 3 Snarsgate Street, Kensington, London, the son of James Charles Marshall (1898–1965), a...

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Merlin, John Joseph

Charles Mould.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 810 words.

Merlin, John Joseph (1735–1803), inventor, was born or baptized, or possibly both born and baptized, on 17 September 1735 at Huy, Southern Netherlands, into a family who were probably...

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