Simon Lete

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b. about 1768. A maker at Mirecourt, who made instruments at very cheap prices for the trade; in 1823 he was awarded a silver medal for a very satisfactory violin, which was priced 25 francs (£1). J. B. Vuillaume entered his workshop in 1821, and 1825-28 was in partnership with him. He married the daughter of Pique, the violin maker; his son, Nicolas Antoine, b. March 29, 1793, Mirecourt, became an organ builder.

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