Johann Baptist Streicher (1796-1871) was born into one of the most famous families of piano builder at the time. The son of Nannette Streicher (previously Nannette Stein) and Johann Andreas Streicher, Johann Baptist Streicher began to work in the family workshop in 1812 and by 1823 became a partner of the firm. Johann Baptist Streicher developed a number of patents for new piano mechanisms. Throughout his career, Streicher pianos were admired throughout Europe.
Literature references: Clinkscale, Martha Novak. Makers of the Piano: 1820-1860. Vol. 2, Oxford University Press, 1999.