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The Little Boy Writer Automaton The Little Boy Writer Automaton is a clockwork creation of Swiss clockmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz. It was built 250 years ago and is simply amazing. Professor Simon Schaffer examines “The Writer” automaton is this fascinating clip from the BBC documentory “Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams”, first broadcast Autumn 2013 on BBC4.

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