- Jack L. Ralston
(b Olmutz, Oct 8, 1828; d Feb 21, 1904). American zither maker of Austrian origin. He was the son of a building contractor and furniture maker and was educated at the Olmutz Gymnasium, the Vienna Polytechnic Institute, and in his father’s shop. His interest in zithers and zither music led him to study with Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf (...