cottage cutaway drawing
Front door
Dining room
Spiral staircase
Gallery giving access to bedrooms
Joe's bedroom
Steel reinforcing
Panel in roof allows retractable radar aerial to emerge
Retractable radar aerial
House is a geniune half-timbered construction
with brick filling overlaid with plaster
Doorway from lounge to small ante-room which accesses to study
House foundations rest directly on to bedrock
Elevator shaft sunk through rock
Sliding panel in wall of ante-room gives access to elevator
Elevator control machinery
Side entrance opening into kitchen
Lattice under construction on to which thatched guise is laid

Technical specifications originally appeared in Joe 90 1968 annual

a photograph of Mac's cottage
Technical Specifications
name: Cottage
description: In a secluded spot on the cliffs of Culver Bay, Dover, stands an old Tudor cottage. A cottage that belongs to the world famous scientist, professor McClaine.
Outwardly, the cottage appears to be quite conventional. Inside everything looks normal. But on closer inspection, numerous gadgets can be found — gadgets that will clean the house, wash up, lay the table and stoke the fire.
But there is more. At the press of a button in the ante-room, a panel slides back to reveal an elevator leading beneath the house to the world's most advanced laboratory. It is here where the big rat is housed — the Brain Impulse Galvanoscope Record and Transfer.
designer: Bob Bell