- Benjamin Vogel
(b Bydgoszcz, Poland, 1813; d Warsaw, Poland, Nov 8, 1883). Polish piano maker. He was trained in Warsaw by Fryderyk Buchholtz and Jerzy Männling and founded his own workshop in 1840. He bought the equipment and stock of Buchholtz’s successors in 1846 and soon gained recognition as a leading manufacturer in central Poland, rising to become vice-elder of the piano makers’ guild (...