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An account of the mechanism of an automaton, or image playing on the German-Flute : as it was presented in a memoire, to the gentlemen of the Royal-Academy of Sciences at Paris. By M. Vaucanson, Inventor and Maker of the said Machine. Together with a description of an artificial duck, eating, drinking, macerating the Food, and voiding Excrements, pluming her Wings, picking her Feathers, and performing several Operations in Imitation of a living Duck: Contrived by the same Person. As also That of another Image, no less wonderful than the first, playing on the Tabor and Pipe ; as he has given an Account of them since the Memoire was written. Translated out of the French original, by J.T. Desaguliers, L.L.D.F.R.S. Chaplain to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Preview this item
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An account of the mechanism of an automaton, or image playing on the German-Flute : as it was presented in a memoire, to the gentlemen of the Royal-Academy of Sciences at Paris. By M. Vaucanson, Inventor and Maker of the said Machine. Together with a description of an artificial duck, eating, drinking, macerating the Food, and voiding Excrements, pluming her Wings, picking her Feathers, and performing several Operations in Imitation of a living Duck: Contrived by the same Person. As also That of another Image, no less wonderful than the first, playing on the Tabor and Pipe ; as he has given an Account of them since the Memoire was written. Translated out of the French original, by J.T. Desaguliers, L.L.D.F.R.S. Chaplain to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Author: Jacques de Vaucanson
Publisher: London : Printed by T. Parker, and sold by Mr. Stephen Varillon at the Long Room, at the Opera House in the Hay-Market, where these Mechanical Figures are to be seen at 1, 2, 5, and 7, O'clock in the Afternoon, 1742.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques de Vaucanson
OCLC Number: 642286484
Description: 1 online resource (24 pages, plate)
Other Titles: Mécanisme du fluteur automate.

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