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Heath Robinson
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Hornsey Rise, London
Born on 31st of May 1872
Died on 13rd of September 1944

To Heath Robinson (William Heath Robinson) has come the rare honour of his name being adopted adjectivally even those who have never seen his strangely complex drawings of ridiculous mechanical contraptions may describe an ill-thought out machine as a Heath Robinson device. He was also a gifted book illustrator, with editions of Arabian Nights and The Water Babies embellished by his work.

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