Schiedmayer family tree
For nearly 300 years the Schiedmayer family has been active in the production of keyboard instruments. Balthasar Schiedmayer built his first clavichord in 1735 in Erlangen. The tradition of making musical instruments was passed on from generation. The Schiedmayer company, established in 1809 in Stuttgart by Johann Lorenz Schiedmayer.
In 1886 Charles Victor Mustel invented the first Celesta and registered it as a patent in Paris (see picture below). In 1890 the Schiedmayer company began producing celestas. [more…]108 KBSchiedmayer family tree