Another of three surviving Jaquet-Droz automata is The Musican
. Here is a clip from THE JAQUET-DROZ ANDROIDS
by Philippe Sayous. She is actually
playing a custom made organ. As if that wasn't amazing enough, she moves her head to read the sheet music and can be seen breathing. Jaquet-Droz's attention to detail is astounding considering the mechanical sophistication required for the basic effect.
The full video (in French or English, NTSC or PAL) can be ordered at www.automates-anciens.com. The Musician
by Pierre Jaquet-Droz
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