L’Avocat

French musical automaton, ‘L’Avocat’ (The Lawyer), 1895-1905 L’Avocat – Made by Unknown (person) in France, c.1900 This is an automaton, a mechanical figure in the form of a barrister, which was made to move as if spontaneously through a concealed clockwork mechanism. Made around 1900, the barrister stands pompously behind a podium, opening and closing…