Wolfgang von Kempelen
Four pages on Kempelen's chess automat.
, the earliest known chess playing automate
Kempelen's chess playing automate
An article on
by C.Gilmore (CHESS january 1947)
Front and back of
a trade card
depicting The Turk
Five more pictures
of the automat
If you are interested in Van Kempelen and his works then please visit
Hartmut Traunmüller's page
[Main Graphics Page]
Last modified april 1998.