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Christopher Fowler
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Rowland Emett was an inventor who found fame in the 1950s. He said, ' The first principle in science is to invent something nice to look at and then decide what it can do.' His fussy, whimsical automata were exhibited at the Festival of Britain and became hugely popular. He designed clocks and trams, trains and boats, was a fine cartoonist and creator of kinetic sculpture. Somehow his spindly…
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