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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2010, 02:58:27 am »



A copper engraving of the Turk, showing the open cabinets and working parts. Note the ruler to the bottom right of the image, which makes it easier to determine the automaton's dimensions. Kempelen was a skilled engraver and may have drawn this image himself.
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2010, 02:59:09 am »



A signed charcoal self-portrait of Kempelen, who constructed the Turk
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2010, 03:00:02 am »



An illustration of the workings of the model. The various parts were directed by a human via interior levers and machinery. This is a distorted measurement based on Racknitz's calculations, showing an impossible design in relation to the actual dimensions of the machine.[10]
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2010, 03:00:44 am »




A cross-section of the Turk from Racknitz, showing how he thought the director sat inside as he played his opponent. Racknitz was wrong both about the position of the director and the dimensions of the automaton.[10]
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2010, 03:01:51 am »



The knight's tour, as solved by the Turk. The closed loop that is formed allows the tour to be completed from any starting point on the board.[24]
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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2010, 03:02:34 am »



François-André Danican Philidor won a match against the Turk in Paris in 1793.
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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2010, 03:03:19 am »




An advertisement for Mälzel's appearance with the Turk in London[46]
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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2010, 03:04:02 am »



John Gaughan's reconstructed Turk
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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2010, 03:06:11 am »



An advertisement for an exhibition of Ajeeb, including an illustration of its appearance. Ajeeb was an imitation of the Turk.
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