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Published on Jun 22, 2012
See more @ http://www.ablogtoread.com. One of three surviving automata from the 18th century built by Jaquet Droz, this is "The Writer" and is the most famous machine. The Writer was the inspiration for the movie Hugo, and still works today. The complex clockwork mechanism brings the "android" to life as it is able to write phrases. Other Jaquet Droz androids from the 18th century could draw and play a piano.