Maillardet's Automaton

Featuring Andrew Baron's ground-breaking restoration

of the Maillardet Automaton & his contributions to Hugo

Summary of restoration details

The Maillardet Automaton

This report details categories of issues that hindered proper mechanical operation of the automaton, and a number of conditions that risked further damage if operated without addressing its handicaps. Numerous measures were taken to remedy the conditions, and are described in detail in the report. Various practical and esoteric aspects of the automaton and its drawings are also discussed in detail.

The Official Maillardent Automaton Report