Pointing Doll

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South-pointing Chariot - Chariots Without Differential Gears - Mechanical Designs
... Some of the ancient descriptions suggest that some south-pointing chariots could move in only three ways straight ahead, or turning left or right with a fixed radius of curvature ... If the chariot was turning, the pointing doll was connected by gears to one or other of the two main road wheels (e.g ... whichever was on the outside of the curve around which the chariot was moving) so the doll rotated at a fixed speed, relative to the rate of the chariot's movement, to compensate for the ...

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    Meanwhile Snow White held court,
    rolling her china-blue doll eyes open and shut
    and sometimes referring to her mirror
    as women do.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

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