Posted by Jay Bertolet on May 26, 1999 at 22:26:34:
In Reply to: Beethoven posted by Robby on May 26, 1999 at 21:20:18:
All you need to know:
Ludwig van Beethoven - born 1770, died 1827.
First known example of the box valve, precursor to the modern day valve: 1835.
I bet you'd never guess that the orchestra I play in has a Beethoven festival every summer, would you? :)