Our friend Dug North from The Automata / Automaton Blog posted this really interesting clockwork mechanism.

This is the repaired inner mechanism of a Vichy automaton made in France in 1875. The complete automaton depicts a lady who breathes, closes her eyes, turns her head, fans herself, and lifts her glasses to her eyes.

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