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Scheibler, Johann Heinrich

Scheibler, Johann Heinrich (b Montjoie, nr. Aix-la-Chapelle, 1777; d Crefeld, 1837). Ger. silk manufacturer with interest in acoustics. Experimented in measurement of pitch and in 1834 at Stuttgart proposed 440 vibrations for A at 69° F, adopted as ‘Stuttgart pitch’. Invented ‘Aura’, first mouth harmonica, 1816. Writings on subject pubd. 1838.

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Roos, Johann Heinrich

Johann Heinrich Roos (yō´hän hīn´rĬkh rōs), 1631–85, German painter and etcher. He specialized in depicting animals and landscapes and was court painter to Elector Palatine Charles Louis. He is represented in German galleries, and the New-York Historical Society has two of his paintings.

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