First the machinery, then the game.

First the machinery, then the game.

I admit I've made Maelzel's cabin rather roomy for a first-class cabin on a packet ship, but I did have to fit the automaton in somewhere. As you'll see, though, even this tiny space was far preferable to the accommodations in steerage.

Normally, the automaton would stand a few inches off the floor, but here Maelzel has assembled it without its casters, to keep it from sliding around too much with the motion of the ship.