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Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:24 am

Essential viewing for anyone interested in automata and their history, Professor Simon Schaffer's [xurl=http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0229pbp/Mechanical_Marvels_Clockwork_Dreams/]Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams[/xurl]
Superb - catch it while it's still on iPlayer.

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby jimmy55 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:09 am

Yes I watched it a couple of days ago, fantastic programme. I've a suspicion that Stuart was really inside the chess playing Turk!

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby badpenny » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:57 am

Superb programme, recommended viewing even if you're not into them.

I dread to think what Stuart is planning in his shed right now.

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby slotalot » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:20 am

badpenny wrote:I dread to think what Stuart is planning in his shed right now.
Working on this!!! !!IDEA!!
It is just like the real thing........ !!THUMBSX2!! .
You give it instructions and it goes off and does what ever it likes. :dammit:
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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby badpenny » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:35 am

Fantastic ........... thought you already had one?

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby john t peterson » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Dearly Beloved's sister, Dearly Feared.

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby slotalot » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:25 pm

badpenny wrote:Fantastic ........... thought you already had one?
Yes it is true I have another already ^{}^ but it wont take pre-decimal coins !PUZZLED!

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby coppinpr » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:39 pm

I have an earlier model but the payout has never worked,

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby badpenny » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:46 pm

coppinpr wrote:I have an earlier model but the payout has never worked,
Is that the Yiddish one you were talking about? :lol:

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Re: Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Postby operator bell » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:26 am

That's a very early model. State of the art has advanced somewhat lately - here's one I picked up recently at an auction in Stepford for not much money. It was slightly damaged and I had to have it re-faced.
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