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Gloucester Museum

"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.

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Family of Gardeners

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

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Anne Killigrew

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...

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Nero The Lion

This is a coin operated automaton, commissioned by the Aston Hall Museum, de-picts the lion which escaped from a travelling fair in Birmingham in the 1920’s and was missing for 3 days. It was finally captured using with the football net belonging to the famous Aston Villa football club. The Aston Hall museum is one of Birmingham’s most treasured buildings. Redis-played as part of the development project, Aston Hall boasts sumptuous interiors from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including the magnificent Long Gallery. Display rooms illustrate the part Aston Hall and its residents played in key moments in history, including the English Civil War,...

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Weathers Sweets

This is a commission for Werthers Sweets where the sweet making process is illus-trated. It is mechanically operated by turning a handle without any electrics.
Materials: Pine oak, mange and many other woods. The figures are carved in lime

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Broken Hearts Repairman

Dear friends, I’ve just finished this little man for those that may need him. If your heart has been broken the Broken Heart Repairman will fix it. Keep sharing your heart with friends and family and rebuild yourself.

Broken Hearts Repairman 2016 Wood and Metal

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