Heath Robinson automated Dining Room without servants 1 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by "The Sketch" in the Dining-Room. A family at their dining table, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys, levers and trapdoors allowing them to serve themselves at table, and no need for servants. Even the cat has a contraption which allows it to serve itself milk. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans"
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Heath Robinson Drawing Room 2 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by "The Sketch" in the Drawing-Room. A family in the Drawing Room, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys, levers and machinery allowing them to pour tea, serve cake and stoke the fire, and no need for servants. Even the passing Vicar can enter the room and announce himself by simply standing on a carefully placed vacuum pump. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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George Berkeley, Irish philosopher
George Berkeley (1685-1753), Irish philosopher and Bishop of Cloyne (appointed 1734). Berkeley is famous for his philosophical theory concerning the perception of sensations and ideas. Now known as subjective idealism, his philosophy was summed up by the phrase Esse est percipi ("To be is to be perceived"). Theologically, this means that God is an ever-present cause of experience, rather than the remote God found in the clockwork Newtonian worldview. Berkeley's works included his Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710), and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713)
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