- Rudolf Hopfner
Austrian family of wind instrument makers and musicians . The firm was founded by Johann Tobias Uhlmann (b Kronach, Upper Franconia, 8 June 1778; d Vienna, 12 May 1838), who was granted a licence to trade in Vienna in 1810; he took the oath of citizenship in 1817. In addition to his instrument-making activities he was an oboist at the Theater an der Wien. In 1831 his sons Leopold and Jakob entered the firm, which already had become one of the most important in the Austrian lands, producing wind instruments of all kinds and exporting them to the rest of Europe as well as to Egypt, Persia and Brazil. Jakob Uhlmann (bap 19 Dec 1803; d 18 Nov 1850) received his licence to trade in 1830 and was also an oboist in the Hofmusikkapelle from 1843. He died of typhoid. His son Jakob (b 1837) is recorded at the same address during the following years. The fact that Jakob Uhlmann junior (...