"Gloucester Museum" 2011 1.00 Mt High ( 39 Inches) Wood, metal and electric components.
This is a coin operated automaton or collecting box. For donations from visitors to the Glocester Museum in the UK. There is a victorian father who is learning about the museum collection he is next to his son who is looking at the dinosaur, It begins to moves when two hidden men pull some strings moving the dinosaur like a marionette.
This Handle operated automata was commissioned for the Westleigh Dementia Assessment and Treatment unit in Exeter in the UK, and funded by the Kings Fund http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about_us/
Its about 45 cms High (18 Inches). Wood and some metal parts.
In this family the grandfather is teaching the grandson how to garden, and the mother and father at the back are looking all the vegetables from there garden
This automaton is about Anne Killigrew who lived in my home town Falmouth UK Its been commission by the Falmouth Art Gallery. Anne Killigrew (1660—1685) was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686). She was however a skilful poet in her own right, and her Poems were published posthumously in 1686. Dryden compared her poetic abilities to the famous Greek poet of antiquity, Sappho. She also was a painter, only 3 of her painting...Read More