240 Year old working Automaton.

240 Year old working Automaton.

 

Just came across this link to a 240 year programmable clockwork automaton.

The writing Automaton.

Built in the 18th century by the Swedish clock maker Jaquet-Droz’s, the writing automaton is one of the oldest, working, clokcwork, programmable machines and is bulit into the shape of a small boy.