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The Birthday Flower (tribute to Peter Markey)

Peter Markey was an artist known as a creator of poetic automata. His work is known for its simplicity of drawing and use of bright colors. He did not care for realistic representation and never carved the wood he used … Continue reading

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EPM – Electro Paper Man

  Electro Man is the forbidden dream of so many collectors that at the end of 2021 it was auctioned for $84,000. Yes, that’s right, you heard me right: eighty-four thousand dollars!!! It is a 1960s Japanese tin robot, battery-powered, … Continue reading

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TUMBLING SANTA / BABBO NATALE RUZZOLANTE

Place Santa on an inclined surface and… Colloca Il tuo Babbo Natale su un piano inclinato e…

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Leonardo’s Anemometer

Within the frame of his studies about the flight, Leonardo designed an instrument for measuring the wind intensity and direction. In the so called “thin sheet anemometer”, the wind intensity is proportional to the shift of the thin sheet, measured … Continue reading

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WAP – WARNING! Air Pockets

[25x30x40 cm, 165 parts, about 90Mb] The Mechanism. WAP is a paper automaton whose main mechanism is Redtenbacher`s variation of the Cartwright straight-line mechanism, a twin gear driving a common slider crank. If the two gears have different but almost equal … Continue reading

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Peace Dove / Colomba della Pace

Release Year: 2004

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Santa and his favourite Reindeer (1923 LA Times animated card recolored)

In 1922-23, LA Times newspaper offered to its readers a series of animated cards by Dan Rudolph to cutout and assemble.Some years ago (maybe in 2007) I downloaded these cards from the Barnacle Press site, a web archive dedicated to … Continue reading

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Flying Santa / Babbo Natale Volante

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The Rolling Reels Circus / Il Circo dei Rocchetti Rotolanti (2005)

As Tom Mitchell said: This is the perfect thing to have at work for when I need a “mental health moment”. Thank you michael42er!

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The Incredible Anti-Gravity Double Cone / L’incredibile Doppio Cono Anti-Gravitazionale

This model (a wooden version) was used in one of the physics experiments described in the works by the French abbot Jean Antoine Nollet (1700-1770). When the double cone is placed at the lower end of the frame, it automatically starts to roll … Continue reading

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