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A Sixteenth-Century Mechanical Monk.

Driven by a key-wound spring, the monk walks in a square, striking his chest with his right arm, raising and lowering a small wooden cross and rosary in his left hand, turning and nodding his head, rolling his eyes, and mouthing silent obsequies. From time to time, he brings the cross to his lips and kisses it. After over 400 years, he remains in good working order.

A video, here.

(via authenticfauxhemian)

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    either a professor (most likely arne de boever) mentioned this in class once or i read about it in a book.
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