Nicolas (I) Audinot

(c. 1742 - 1742)
Nicolas (I) Worked c.1742. Presumed to be the founder of the instrument making family, who were first recorded as makers of serinettes (small barrel-organs). According to Jacquot, once a Hussar in the Chambord Regiment founded by Maurice de Saxe in about 1750. The entries for both Nicolas (I) and (II) are confused and apparently conflated in most dictionaries, but the present account is currently the most reliable interpretation of the available information.

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