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Klemm [Clemm, Clem], Johann Gottlob

(b nr Dresden, Germany, 12 May 1690; d nr Bethlehem, PA, 5 May 1762). Instrument maker of German birth.

A spinet made by Klemm is in the instrument collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, dated 1739, and in the same year he is recorded as having built a small organ for the Gloria Dei (“Old Swedes’”) Church in Philadelphia. In 1741 he completed what was undoubtedly his largest organ, for Trinity Church in New York, but other organs attributed to him were small, including one made for the Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1746.

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