Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

The Bowes Museum contains the automaton silver 'swan as large as life' by James Cox, c.1770. It is still working -- I saw it on a TV show in summer 1994 -- and is certainly one of the finest automata ever made.

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Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

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