Article: Maillardet Automaton Inspired Martin Scorsese’s Film ‘Hugo’ – NYTimes.com

“It’s amazing that it does it,” said Charles F. Penniman, a retired museum employee who gently tends to the automaton. “But it’s really amazing that it still does it after 200 years.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/science/maillardet-automaton-inspired-martin-scorseses-film-hugo.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

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