Neatorama Posts Tagged "automata"
Caterpillar Automaton, c. 1820...

[vimeo 16128282](Video Link)Henri Maillardet (b. 1...  ...)Henri Maillardet (b. 1745) was a master maker of automata . This caterpillar, which is less than three inche...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/08/Caterpillar-Automaton-c-1820/
Fluttershy Bird Choir Music Box Automaton...

[youtube IVxhK3Hvhig](Video Link)Yeeehaw! Season 3 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic premiered last night! I haven't seen it yet. Have you? Is it as awesome as we've been told?In the meantime, enjoy this perfectly c...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/11/Fluttershy-Bird-Choir-Music-Box-Automaton/
Sixteenth Century Automaton of a Monk...

[youtube Ycyj76VPOtc](Video Link)He walks and moves his arms, head and mouth. This marvelous mechanical monk was probably made in Spain or Germany in the 1560s, but he's still fully functional:Driven by a key-wound sprin...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/02/Sixteenth-Century-Automaton-of-a-Monk/
17th Century Demonic Automaton...

In his own time, Manfredo Settala (1600-1680) of Milan was called the Archimedes of his age. He had an insatiable scientific curiosity and became, among other accomplishments, a famed naturalist and maker of scientific i...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/15/17th-Century-Automaton/
The Decapitating, Rat-Eating Clocks of the Black Forest...

As the full title says, these are not your grandmother's cuckoo clocks! Justin Miller has been fascinated with cuckoo clocks of the Black Forest since he was a child. He tells us about the origins of clocks with automato...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/20/the-decapitating-rat-eating-clocks-of-the-black-forest/
Marie Antoinette's Automaton Dulcimer Player...

(Video Link) Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, was presented with this mechanical marvel in 1785. It's a machine in the form of a lady playing a dulcimer. The lady isn't just decorative, but an essential part o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/12/marie-antoinettes-automaton-dulcimer-player/
Tapping Fingers Automaton...

(Video Link) Sometimes, tapping your fingers in bored frustration doesn't really seem to make time more forward at a faster clip. This hand-cranked automaton by Etsy seller automatonman will probably help. Link -via...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/13/tapping-fingers-automaton/
Music Box Automata Pistols

(Video Link) This is a truly amazing work of art and machinery. Built in Geneva by Rochat around the year 1820, these two pistol-like objects are actually tiny music boxes. When the user pulls the trigger, a tiny, rea...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/30/music-box-automata-pistols/
Storm in a Teacup by John Lumbus...

For all of you who've experienced storm in a teacu...  ...or us Yanks), you have John Lumbus' sympathy. The automata specialist has created a clever kinetic object ou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/30/storm-in-a-teacup-by-john-lumbus/
Brass Pegasus Automaton...

(YouTube Link) Sculptor Keith Newstead made this lovely brass pegasus automaton. He writes of its metal work: As they had been cut from 1mm brass they were quite heavy and I was worried that the whole brass horse...

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/01/brass-pegasus-automaton/
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