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David Roentgen's Automaton of Queen Marie Antoinette, The Dulcimer Player (La Joueuse de Tympanon)

Category: History
Watch this surprising video of an automaton play the dulcimer. David Roentgen (1743--1807) took his royal patron by surprise when he delivered this beautiful...
Tatiana Dokuchic
10 Mar 2014 05:45:20AM @tatiana-dokuchic:

How wonderful is this! The automaton actuallycreates the music by striking the strings of the dulcimer.

Lorsagne de Sade
10 Mar 2014 07:23:10AM @lorsagne-de-sade:

What a joy! Thank you for sharing this.

10 Mar 2014 07:58:09AM @leopoldina:

Incredible! I posted a video of another automaton before, they're fascinating :)


Tatiana Dokuchic
10 Mar 2014 08:11:32AM @tatiana-dokuchic:

Thanks for the link, Marie-Lopoldine!

I missed it when you first posted it and it certainly adds more detailabout this amazing machine :)

Lady Leena Fandango
11 Mar 2014 05:39:44PM @lady-leena-fandango:

Amazing automaton, the workings of it are incredible and the details on the gown are beautiful :)