blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


ELIZABETH KING | Clockwork Prayer

figure 11

Note the parts of the stop work assembly, which permit the drive spring to be wound ahead of time by an operator wishing to set the automaton in motion on later cue. Drawing by W. David Todd: components of the internal mechanism of the monk; National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.