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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this BBC Four video Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 years ago - a small clockwork boy who can write. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] In 1774, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790), his son Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz (1752-1791) and their fellow clockmaker Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824) presented three humanoid automata known as The Writer, The Musician and The Draughtsman, for the first time at their...

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