Check out this video of a great automaton I found posted on YouTube. The artists name is Philip Lowndes. He lives in Great Britain. Take a minute to visit his website. This is one of my favorite automatons I have ever seen. I love the intermittent movement and detail.
Here is a quote from the artist web page.
"I try with each automaton to express as much emotion as is possible from essentially pieces of wood. This involves subtle movements with complex gears and cams to ensure accurate movement and timing. Although constructed almost entirely from wood each automaton is designed to run smoothly with only a light touch needed on the handle.
I make all my automata in my workshop in East Anglia and I am happy to offer ideas for commissions for window displays, museum exhibits, retirement gifts, wedding presents etc."
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