Draughtsman-Writer (Automaton)

  • Type: Automaton

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The Draughtsman-Writer is an Automaton, a mechanical device made to imitate a person, created by Swiss mechanician, Henri Maillardet. The brass mechanism produces four drawings and three poems. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1800/00/00 Henri Maillardet Mechanician Henri Maillardet creates a brass automaton.
1928/11/00 John Penn Brock Benefactor The estate of John Penn Brock donates pieces of a complex machine that had been damaged in a fire to the Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia. The brass mechanism is restored by Charles Roberts, a mechanic on the Institute staff. Franklin Institute Science Museum Philadelphia, PA

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Particulars for Draughtsman-Writer (Automaton):
Machine Automaton a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being
Structure type Mechanical
Art Type Objet d'art a small, ornamental work of art

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