Johann Strasser

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Johann Strasser was a remarkable Austrian technician, clockmaker, and mechanic who created several complex music machines.

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Career: Phase 1

Johann Strasser started his career in Vienna. In the late 1770s, he decided to move to Russia.

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Career: Phase 2

Johann Strasser also established his mechanical workshop in Petersburg and served as a member of the German craft council and alderman of the clock workshop.

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Invention 1

Johann Strasser made the first complex orchestrion in St. Petersburg in the 1790s.

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Invention 2

Johann Strasser started a genuine dynasty of masters of mechanical music in Russia alongside his son, Thomas August Strasser, grandsons Johann and Alexander.

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