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7 Amazing Pictures of “The Writer”, an Early Typewriter Machine from the 1770s

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Here’s a fascinating look at “The Writer”, an automaton, or self-operating machine built in the 1770s by world-renowned Swiss watchmaker, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790). It’s made from nearly 6000 parts and capable of writing letters and words with a quill pen. According to Twisted Sifter, “the 240-year-old machine is said to be a distant ancestor of the modern-day, programmable computer.”

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Official Source: http://twistedsifter.com/2013/11/the-writer-automaton-pierre-jaquet-droz-modern-computer-ancestor/

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