MWCA Automation March 30, 2012 by American Watchmakers - Clockmakers Institute JOIN THE MWCA on May 4, 2012 for a presentation on the inspiration for the mechanical figure in the movie Hugo. Hear about Andrew Baron’s restoration of this amazing machine. One Night Only: May 4, 2012 – 7:00pm. Maillardet’s automaton has one of the largest “memory” of any such machine, 4 drawings and 3 poems. For more information visit: www.mwca.us. Sponsored by the Midwest Watch and Clock Association and the Minnesota Clockmakers Guild.