A 5 x 7 portrait of Henry Clay Frick, showcasing his robotic computer brain. Description below.
Henry Clay Frick was an imposing titan of industry; the cold hatchet man to Andrew Carnegie’s cherubic philanthropist. Yet there was a reason to his calculating disregard for the cost and quality of life; he had the ro-botic brain of an adding machine! Injured in a factory accident in 1891, Frick’s badly mangled brain was replaced by a technologically advanced, steam-powered adding machine encased in a glass and steel dome. This allowed Frick to make the “tough decisions” with no emotional involvement and also meant that he did not need to wear a hat in inclement weather.