Charles Clagget.Harmonizer of Musical Instruments, Inventor of the Aiuton, or ever tuned Organ, and of the ever tuned Piano Forte, without strings, of the Royal Teleochordon Stop, for Harpsichords & Grand Piano Forte [/] Also [/] of the Cromatic Trumpet & French Horn. Constructed to be performed upon in all the keys in use Major & Minor & Without Crooks, or undergoing any Change whatever.
Stipple printed in brown ink, very scarce. Platemark: 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed close to left platemark. Pin hole in upper margin.
A portrait of musician Charles Clagget (c.1740 - c.1795), half length, seated, in profile to the right, holding up bow and tuning fork. Clagget was a musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments. In 1766, Clagget was the leader of the band at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Ten years later he was in London, where he patented the earliest of the numerous inventions which made his name famous
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