Topic - Charles Penniman

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  • "The accuracy after 200 years is incredible," Penniman said. "We still don't know exactly how Maillardet did it, how the cams work. These were trade secrets, nothing was written down."

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  • "The mystique of the machine is what it's all about," he said. "This has a glass opening now so you can see the cams inside ... originally, it would have been covered up so you couldn't see the mechanism. Either way, there's mystery about how this kid does what he does."

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