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Automata and Mechanical Toys

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ISBN-10: 1861265107

ISBN-13: 9781861265104

Edition: 2002

Authors: Rodney Peppe

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No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life.Automata and Mechanical Toysis a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The…    
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Credits and Permissions
List of Contributors
A Brief History of Automata and Mechanical Toys
The Origins of Contemporary Automata
Tools and Materials
Making Automata Mechanisms
Theme Projects
Painting and Finishing