Anthony Benis

The Uncanny World of Automata

Catalogue no: 1287
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Anthony Benis
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1953
Editor: Publisher: Think
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm Condition: Good
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In the authors' words, the article covers, "Man's Efforts to imitate living things in mechanical images. Intricacy of early automata and the use of ancient principles in modern "robot machines"". Around half of the article concerns automata in the ancient world, Rome and Greece, including water clocks. There follows a brief account of automatum devices (some combined with clock) made in Augsburg and Switzerland by makers such as Pierre Jacquet Droz and Robert Houdin.
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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