When Voltaire penned his well-known saying: ‘Si Dieu nous a faits à son image, nous le lui avons bien rendu”, neither he nor God had much time for women and neither of them bothered to speak English.
Things have changed somewhat; when I asked a six-year-old boy why he thought women and ladies were two different things, he replied that the former were stronger than the latter. I asked how he knew, he said that his brain told him. Nous progressons.
This type of mechanism is to be found in many ‘magician’ toys and automata as well as in Jacquard looms.
Width 23 cm x Height 25 cm x Depth 18.5cm