According to Jaquet Droz, the Writer would be equipped with a custom gear stack for each royal family it visited — being able to deliver a specially tailored message to them.
This fact is actually really interesting because you have a brand with a cool history that is unable to really display much of that history in their modern products.
Even some of the watch industries most sophisticated achievements are or more years old. It came from the descendants of John Penn Brock, a family who knew that at some time it had been able to write and draw pictures.
It also attributed the automata including the Juvenile Artist in the exhibition as "Maillardet's unrivalled mechanical and musical automata". Anyone interested in clock work of any kind will be mesmerized by the mechanism.
Petersburg  where it disappeared along with other automata in the collection. In the border surrounding the final poem, the automaton wrote, "Ecrit par L'Automate de Maillardet", translating to "Written by the automaton of Maillardet".
Once repaired the automaton began to produce elaborate sketches and poems. The draughtsman works by using a system of cams that code the movements of the hand in two dimensions, plus one to lift the pencil.