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The old thinking engine

#promptuarium #Dialogue

The young student peered at the clockwork machine

“excuse me , professor” – he asked eagerly “but what’s this used for?”

“This….” said the professor “is an Analytical engine – it was built by the House master over one hundred years ago”

He turned a key – and the cogs started moving

The student followed the cogs moving around, ball bearings passing tween buckets, travelling down channels , pressing down levers. A chain moved two weights up and down as a stamp pressed on cards of paper

and a written card appeared – spat out by the machine

“its 12.00 – Lunchtime”

By inkdropk

Born and Bred in Salford, England - I live a short distance from Old Trafford - Home to Manchester United Football Club. I volunteer at Sale Harriers athletic club and at Imperial War Museum North - where i help as a guide to visitors in the galleries. A blogger, photographer, volunteer and occasional writer.

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