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    Sunday, January 15, 2006

    California Chess: THE AUTOMATON CHESS-PLAYER (PART II)


    In an earlier pamphlet, published in Paris in 1785, the writer supposed the machine was put in motion by a dwarf, a famous chess-player, his legs and thighs being concealed in two hollow cylinders, while the rest of his body was out of the box, and hidden by the robes of the figure.
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