Making Furniture Interactive

October 4, 2007

Chinese clockwork automaton from 1920 performs magic trick

Filed under: Examples,Matt Thompson — Mattt @ 10:31 pm

It’s like a whole new world of a forgotten art has finall been revealed to me with this wole automaton thing–I’m now seeing them everywhere.

Via Boing Boing:

This five-foot tall, 1920 Chinese automaton performs a lovely little clockwork magic trick: making other clockwork dolls disappear and appear. It’s being sold at auction on Oct 28 at Skinner in Bolton, MA — judging from the video, this looks like the kind of thing I’d love to bid on but could never afford


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