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The Harpsichord-Playing Android; or, Clock-Making in Switzerland

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter takes a journey to La Chaux-de-Fonds, a rural valley in western Switzerland that was densely populated with clock-makers, local dignitaries, natural philosophers, and aristocratic ... More


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