Artifact Details

Title

Maillardet's Automaton -Full Side View

Catalog Number

102697998

Type

Still Image

Dimensions

overall: 6 in x 4 in

Description

This is a color image of Maillardet's Automaton in the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. Maillardet was a Swiss clock maker working in London in the early 1800s. P.T. Babarnum may have brought the Automaton to Philadelphia. In 1851 the Automaton was damaged in a fire and was eventually donated to the Institute in 1928 where it was renovated . It wrote a poem on paper and used cams for it's memory.

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015