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9. Another 18th Century marvelous automaton
Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:09 AM
Aug 2014

is the The Peacock Clock that was a gift to Catherine the Great of Russia.

We saw it--not working--in The Hermitage when we were in St. Petersburg last May.




Here's a brief video explaining its origin and showing some of it working. There are lots more videos of it on youtube.

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